Tag: history

Women’s Gymnastics – Its amazing how the sport has changed since this time [see vintage film]

Gymnastics which evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks, is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control. It was originally intended for military training, where it was used by soldiers to prepare … Read More

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How do you record your life? Here is the one way to do it. . .

SNIPPETS By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012) About four years ago I purchased a small journal with a pretty cover in which I began to record my memories. I called my memories “Snippets of … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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Wonderful Memories of Autumn, Food and Canning – takes you back to better times

MEMORIES OF AUTUMN AND FOOD by Jean Butterworth What childhood memories do I have of Autumn I ask my self? Pulling back the years of my memories, I first thought of my Grandmother, who was as a busy bee when … 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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Oldest Man in the United Stated who died in 1909 saw George Washington & acquainted with Harry Lighthorse Lee

Oldest Man in the United States died in Waco, Texas on September 1, 1909 (Transcribed from Florence Times, Lauderdale County, Alabama September 10, 1909) Waco, Tex., September 1, Isaac Brock died here today aged 121. He was not only the … Read More

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