Tag: United States

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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Eleven year old girl “They say I’m too little to work steady” – {photographs from 1911}

(It was a tough life for these children in 1911 in Danville, Virginia as these pictures reveal) Schoolfield Cotton Mill in Danville, Virginia had a few underage workers in June 1911 when these photographs were taken by photographer Lewis Wickes … Read More

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Oldest Man in the United Stated who died in 1909 saw George Washington & acquainted with Harry Lighthorse Lee

Oldest Man in the United States died in Waco, Texas on September 1, 1909 (Transcribed from Florence Times, Lauderdale County, Alabama September 10, 1909) Waco, Tex., September 1, Isaac Brock died here today aged 121. He was not only the … Read More

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