SILHOUETTES by Dorothy Graham Gast Silhouettes have been used as a means of representing images of leaders for thousands of years as evidenced by coins bearing the likenesses of their rulers. In the Bible Jesus responded to those Jewish leaders trying to trap him by asking if the Jews should pay taxes. His response was […]
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Do you remember the days when ladies wearing trousers was frowned upon?
The Way We Were by Joyce Ray Wheeler Edmonson County in rural Kentucky where I grew up was known as the poorest county in the state. My father, a bachelor at this time, owned the first car in the county. It was a Ford, and on the day of the purchase, someone showed him how […]
Tackling the Problems of the World in the middle of the night
TACKLING THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD by Dorothy Graham Gast Last night after my 3 am ritual trip, I decided to tackle the problems of the world while I lay there awake listening to the creaking gas well pump across the highway in what used to be my neighbor’s pasture. Since we all know that […]
Does your life story connect with a special number like this?
PLEDGES, PROMISES, AND THE NUMBER 101 by CLIFFORD DOBYNS In 1938 I was 6 years old and learned in the first grade how to say the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. This activity would be hard to find today. At 7 years old I got a bicycle for Christmas and joined the town’s only […]
Listening to the Radio while Grandpop whittled “whatnots”
See larger image Additional Images: Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback) By (author): Causey, Donna R List Price: $12.77 New From: $11.75 In Stock What is a “whatnot”? Find out in this heart-warming tale by Contributing Alabama Author Becki McAnnally THE “WHATNOT” AND THE RADIO by Becki McAnnally […]
Do still have a favorite old swimming hole?
THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE by Inez McCollum My husband was quite an athlete; who enjoyed all sports. He grew up in the hills of Arkansas and was an avid swimmer/diver. In early marriage, he and I went to a neighborhood pool near my parents’ house. My husband really put the diving board to use. […]
Prayer, Tulips and Miracles, this Story Will Touch Your Heart
Wonderful, personal story by Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast of Alabama! PINK TULIPS by Dorothy Graham Gast In Spring 1999 I planted several packs of tulips bought off a late season sale table. In April 2000 there were some weak tulip plants peeping from the shiny green leaves of periwinkle, but no sign of flowers. […]
The Sound of a Diploma – an inspiring story of perseverance
“I was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but spent most of my childhood on the family farm in Romulus southwest of town surrounded by family, grandparents, aunts and uncles.” The Sound of a Diploma by Dorothy Graham Clements Gast This fall my first husband died, and I relived memories of a first romance and failed marriage. […]
The month of March means many things to different people
MANY FACETED MARCH BY INEZ MCCOLLUM We are coming up on March already. This is the last month of the first quarter of 2015. The word “March” has held many places in literature and every day conversation through out the ages. I suppose the one that dates back furtherest is “Beware of the Ides of […]
This is What You Can Do When You Did or Said Something You Shouldn’t
YOU CAN’T UNRING A BELL By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012) Stuck between pages of my Bible is a torn page from a legal pad on which I had written hurriedly these words. “When a thing is done, it’s done. You can’t un-ring a bell.” These words are not […]