Tag: memories

Seventeen and Green – Going off to College in 1946 – It was much different

(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 … Read More

About Paul Hancock

Paul Hancock was born in 1929 and raised on a red-hill farm between New Albany and Oxford Mississippi. Graduate of Macedonia High School, Mississippi. College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and George Peabody College for Teachers. He married Jane Yarborough of Tylertown, Mississippi. They have two sons and two granddaughters Paul served Southern Baptist Churches either part time or full time as Minister of Music and lived in Birmingham since October 1994. He is an active member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church of Birmingham, teaching two senior adult Sunday school classes, member of the Celebration Choir, Jubilee Singers, and Jubilee Men’s Quartet. His hobbies include Reading, Singing and Fellow-shipping with Christian friends.

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July 4th Fireworks in Kentucky was not what you would expect!

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012) A tragedy for our tiny Kentucky town occurred at midnight on July 4, 1941 when I was fifteen years old. The stillness of the night … 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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Happy 4th of July! How will you spend the day? [Kate Smith film & pics]

FOURTH OF JULY By Inez McCollum Fireworks on the evening of July 4 are always so exciting.  When my husband and I first moved to Birmingham, (Alabama) we lived on the Southside below Vulcan.  Our second floor apartment had a porch which … 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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Figs, Birds and Mosquitoes – a day in the summer

Figs, Birds and Mosquitoes by Jean Butterworth The old-fashioned fruit bearing fig tree is so old it is mentioned in the Bible…. Remember the fig tree that bore no fruit, or that Eve covered herself with fig leaves to hid … 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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