Tag: memories

These swim fashions of 1933 were probably petty shocking for many people [vintage film]

Swimming and outdoor bathing were discouraged in the United States, especially among the Christian population so there was little need for a bathing or swimming costume until the 18th century. Beauty Contests 1880s In the 19th century, the woman’s double suit … 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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The Yellow School Bus hasn’t changed much – Did you ever ride one like this?

(This story from a contributing author brings back memories of riding a school bus on a icy dirt road on a mountain. Boy was it scary.  Do you have a school bus story? -Donna Causey) The Old Yellow School Bus … 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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Laboratory from Hell – a true story

Laboratory from Hell by Christie Seiler Boeke In the 70’s, after we moved from central Florida to a small rental house in the southern part of the state, we realized the cost of living in south Florida was much higher. … Read More

About Christie Seiler Boeke

Christie was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from North Georgia College and Emory University, Christie pursued her career further as a Microbiologist/Toxicologist in a contact lenses and solutions company in Atlanta as manager of Toxicology. After a long and full career, she is now retired in the Villages, Florida where she belongs to several writing groups, including the Florida Writers Association. She also enjoys genealogy, watercolor painting and her grandchildren.
Growing up in Atlanta, Christie was always interested in the history of that city. Her mother was an avid storyteller, and Christie’s historical fiction novels are based on many of the stories of her families’ rich heritage.

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Follow Christie on her Amazon author’s page at: Christie Seiler Boeke

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The way we listen to music, radio and news has changed drastically – Do you remember these days? [videos]

(When I listened to my transistor radio way back when, I thought I was being modern and never could have imagined the world of music we line in today. This contributing authors story takes us back even further… and I … Read More

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