(This story from a contributing author brings back memories of riding a school bus on a icy dirt road on a mountain. Boy was it scary. Do you have a school bus story? -Donna Causey) The Old Yellow School Bus by Inez McCollum One thing that has not changed a great deal through the years […]
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 grow up and although I don’t get home as often as I’d like, I have […]
(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 more alone in all the seventeen years my life; yet I had more people milling […]
(This story by a contributing author brings me back to the days of spending the night with my cousins in the country. What great times?) MEMORIES by Bob Doherty When I was a young boy growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during World War 2, I was very lucky. There were six houses on one block […]
[old pics & films] Fired from her second film, she later became a famous actress in the 1940s and 1950s. Do you know her name?
She began her film career at the age of twelve, with the encouragement of her mother. After the film, her mother gave her a make-over, bleached her hair platinum blonde, then she used false identification, and she got a film contract for her daughter. When the deception was discovered, a short time later, she was fired. Do you know […]
A Dollar Well Spent by Clifford Dobyns In the late 1930’s and during the 1940’s Saturday night meant one thing at our house in Northeast Kentucky, it was Grand Ole Opry night. Time for Mom, my brother and I to watch Dad tune in our Philco radio and listen to the country music broadcast from […]
Below is a film on the massive internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II. The film tries to reassure the viewer that the conditions in the camps are not too “soft” — that the Japanese Americans there have to work hard and actually provide for many of their own needs, costing […]
This film is hilarious. When was the last time you heard a husband call his wife “the little woman”, or “clinging vine”?
My how times have changed! This commercial for the 1940 Chevrolet and the new Chevrolet gear shift is so funny. It was made at a time when women used to be looked down upon as the “weaker sex” and though it was obviously meant to show that women are more capable than we think, it falls well short […]
Words of Wisdom from the Military The following humorous instructions were found in some on military journals but have the ring of truth to them. Aim towards the enemy – instructions printed on – US Army Rocket Launcher When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – US Marine Corps Journal Cluster bombing […]
Alabama Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast, brings a memory back from the old days. Farmhouses had rain barrels by Dorothy Graham Gast Every farmhouse had a rain barrel. The hot dusty days of summer were modified by the 50-gallon barrel that caught rainwater and held it for the time when the sky turned brass and […]