Tag: history

This is what washing clothes was like in the old days

The Ole Black Wash Pot by Jean Butterworth The ole black wash pot now has more uses that it used to. Where is yours? Mine was given to me by a grandmother so long ago I have forgotten which one. … 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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St. Louis, Missouri World’s Fair – there were many Native American exhibits as these pics show

The World’s Fair took place in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Below are some stereoscope pictures of many of the Native Americans at the event. David K. [i.e., R.] Francis declaring the exposition opened, World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 A … Read More

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Raising children – the middle child syndrome – is there a syndrome?

This story by a contributing author reveals much about birth order and reminds me of how much raising children has changes from one generation to the next. JOE IN THE MIDDLE by Inez McCollum Our son, Joe, did not have the … Read More

About Inez McCollum

Inez McCollum - grew up in Etowah County.  Married Mack McCollum, a BI-vocational minister.  Moved to Birmingham to work while he worked and went to Howard College/Samford University.  Inez and Mack had three sons, Jay, Joe and John.  They bought their first home in what is now Hoover.  Inez continues to be active in Shades Mountain Baptist Church and some of the civic organizations in Hoover.  Inez also enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.

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It Smells like a Polecat – How could you mistake it?

It Smells Like A Polecat by Inez McCollum How could any animal be more beautiful than a skunk! Nature dictates that a “red flag” come up whenever you see one. I recently saw the first skunk I had seen in … Read More

About Inez McCollum

Inez McCollum - grew up in Etowah County.  Married Mack McCollum, a BI-vocational minister.  Moved to Birmingham to work while he worked and went to Howard College/Samford University.  Inez and Mack had three sons, Jay, Joe and John.  They bought their first home in what is now Hoover.  Inez continues to be active in Shades Mountain Baptist Church and some of the civic organizations in Hoover.  Inez also enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.

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