Tag: U. S. History

This North Carolina sign is probably the most understated historical marker in America [photographs and film]

Do you remember what you were doing on the evening of January 23, 1961? Probably not. If you lived in North Carolina, or for that matter on anyway on the eastern seaboard you were probably not aware of the catastrophe … Read More

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Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piece Makers!

STITCHES OF LOVE By Joyce Ray Wheeler As I sit here this cool evening I am wearing an old gray sweat shirt imprinted with the words “Old quilters never die, they just go to pieces.  “On my wall is a cross- … 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 dangers of tight trousers – Can you believe this actually happened? It was reported in Birmingham newspaper

The Danger of Tight Trousers (Transcribed from the Birmingham Iron Age April 24, 1884) From the Philadelphia Record “Here, conductor, this young man’s fainted.” These words were uttered in a tone of great excitement by a stout woman of about … Read More

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