My how times have changed! This commercial for the 1940 Chevrolet and the new Chevrolet gear shift is so funny. It was made at a time when women used to be looked down upon as the “weaker sex” and though it was obviously meant to show that women are more capable than we think, it falls well short […]
In WWII – Instructions in military journals were often humorous like these [film & story]
Words of Wisdom from the Military The following humorous instructions were found in some on military journals but have the ring of truth to them. Aim towards the enemy – instructions printed on – US Army Rocket Launcher When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – US Marine Corps Journal Cluster bombing […]
Every farmhouse had a rain barrel in the old days.
Alabama Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast, brings a memory back from the old days. Farmhouses had rain barrels by Dorothy Graham Gast Every farmhouse had a rain barrel. The hot dusty days of summer were modified by the 50-gallon barrel that caught rainwater and held it for the time when the sky turned brass and […]
Have you ever made ice cream this way?
(Another great memory from NE Texas by contributing author, Jesse Suttles) Ice Cream without a Freezer by Jesse Suttles When I was a small boy, ten years old. 1948, we lived in North East Texas. We lived about 10 miles from town. Sometimes we would go to town in a wagon. When Dad’s old car […]
Growing Up in the Country forms a bond within the family
Great story by Author Levonda J. Selph! Growing Up in the Country Levonda J. Selph Growing up in the country was quite an experience. The closest neighbors were about a quarter of a mile away down the gravel road. The next nearest neighbors were two miles away. It was there that basically grew up alone, […]
Miracles do happen – this will touch your heart!
Do you still believe in miracles? Great story by Joyce Ray Wheeler! MIRACLES DO HAPPEN By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1, 2012) As an only child, I played by myself a lot, but I listened to adult conversations. One subject often discussed at family gatherings was “How Jenny died.” I […]
Do still have a favorite old swimming hole?
THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE by Inez McCollum My husband was quite an athlete; who enjoyed all sports. He grew up in the hills of Arkansas and was an avid swimmer/diver. In early marriage, he and I went to a neighborhood pool near my parents’ house. My husband really put the diving board to use. […]
When was the last time you flew a kite? This may inspire you to do it again
(Remember the joy of kite flying? This song and story by a contributing author will remind you.) Go Fly A Kite by Inez McCollum To tell a person to “go fly a kite” is a term of exasperation when one is fed up with that person. People have literally been flying kites since […]
Migrant children in Michigan in 1942 – remarkable photographs tell the story of their life
We often think of California having migrant workers, however, they traveled throughout the United States. In July of 1940, photo/journalist John Vachon took these remarkable photographs of migrant children in Berrien County, Michigan. Migrant child, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940 Migrant children, Berrien County, Michigan July 1940 Migrant child from Arkansas, Berrien County, Michigan 1940 […]
Pickles and Chocolate – Fond memories of Kentucky
PICKLES AND CHOCOLATE by Joyce Ray Wheeler Actually this title sounds a lot like the wild cravings of a pregnant woman ! Instead it refers to the totally unorganized, disconnected bits and pieces this article contains. Allow me to try to clarify. People who know me well are fully aware that I’m a confirmed chocoholic . I […]