Tag: memories

Fifty Years – Where has the time gone? – Remember what the life was like?

Fifty Years by Inez McCollum Several months ago, I went for my high school reunion – 50 years! Now, THAT event has joined my list of antiquity! E-mails that have made the rounds the past 2-3 years remind us of … 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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The Moral of the story is – ??? – a trip down memory lane

THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS …?? By Joyce Ray Wheeler Remember when the stories and poems in children’s school books concluded with a message of preferred behavior? I hold in my hand my fourth grade reader, copyright 1925.  Among … 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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Do you remember when we played outside until it was dark without a worry?

GAMES PEOPLE PLAYED by Joyce Ray Wheeler When my ears are bombarded with discussions of Facebook, googling, and twittering; when I read that parents should be aware of the text messaging on their children’s cell phones— then I feel so … 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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Inspiring story – problems are always as big as they first appear

FACING MY GIANTS by Inez McCollum The Bible and folk tales give examples of people who faced their giants.  When David faced Goliath, he was definitely successful.  When Jack faced the giant in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the ending was … 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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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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Carnivorous Plants – I’m glad there aren’t more of them [photographs]

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS by Inez McCollum It is interesting to see the word “carnivorous” associated with plants.  My desk dictionary even passes up on that, recognizing it with animal life.  My first experience with the venus flytrap was at a small … 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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