Tag: 1940’s

Seventeen and Green – Going off to College in 1946 – It was much different

(Going off to college was much different in 1946 compared to present day.  Many students on farms had never seen a big city as this story by a contributing author reveals.) Seventeen and Green by Paul Hancock I never felt … Read More

About Paul Hancock

Paul Hancock was born in 1929 and raised on a red-hill farm between New Albany and Oxford Mississippi. Graduate of Macedonia High School, Mississippi. College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and George Peabody College for Teachers. He married Jane Yarborough of Tylertown, Mississippi. They have two sons and two granddaughters Paul served Southern Baptist Churches either part time or full time as Minister of Music and lived in Birmingham since October 1994. He is an active member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church of Birmingham, teaching two senior adult Sunday school classes, member of the Celebration Choir, Jubilee Singers, and Jubilee Men’s Quartet. His hobbies include Reading, Singing and Fellow-shipping with Christian friends.

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Growing up in Glen Falls, New York – Memories of a simpler life

Growing up in Glen Falls, New York by Carole Dawson I was born and raised in Glens Falls, NY, a small city north of NY’s capital, Albany and located in the Adirondack mountains. Glens Falls was a great place to … Read More

About Carole Dawson

Carole Esther Gray Dawson was born and raised in Glens Falls, NY, a small city north of NY’s capital, Albany and located in the Adirondack mountains. She worked for the Navy Department in Washington, DC as a civilian where she met her husband Irv. They celebrated 55 years together.

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Waiting for the Mailman and southern fried chicken

Waiting for the Mailman by Jean Butterworth During the early forties in the summertime I would find my Granddaddy Champion, who lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair. After a morning of plowing with … Read More

About Jean Butterworth

Jean Champion Butterworth is originally from Tuscaloosa County, graduating from Tuscaloosa County High School, Druid City Hospital School of Nursing and The University of Alabama. She is a retired nurse. Working 27 years at The Children’s Hospital as Department Director, Specialty Clinics. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and Eastern Europe. She can be contacted at jeanbutterworth1@gmail.com

She also has a Kindle book entitled, Chinaberries and Other Memories of Alabama

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Nyssa, Oregon in 1942 -[pictures] The population changed drastically when Japanese Americans worked at a labor camp in 1942

Nyssa is a city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,267 at the 2010 census. “In 1942, during World War II, Japanese Americans who had been removed from their West Coast homes worked in a farm labor camp outside Nyssa. Most of these internees came … Read More

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Migrant workers in Michigan – 1940 photographs of a largely invisible population

Since hand labor is still necessary for the production of the blemish-free fruits and vegetables that consumers demand, migrant workers shift from place to place picking fruits and vegetables to feed a hungry nation. Although invisible to most people, the presence … Read More

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One soldier’s ultimate sacrifice in WWII is remembered by many – heartwarming story

Honoring a Fallen Warrior by Sam Perkins Omaha Beach June 6, 1944 On June 7, 1944, the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division crossed Omaha Beach through the carnage left by the previous day’s landings. In the weapons platoon of a rifle … Read More

About Sam Perkins

Sam Perkins was born in Smith County, TN.  He graduated from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN with an EE degree.  He moved to Hoover, AL forty two years ago.  He is retired from BellSouth where he last worked as an Operations Manager.  He lives in the Bluff park area of Hoover with his wife Katie.  They have three grown daughters and two granddaughters.  

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