1950s Spring Break Vacation by Jean Butterworth In the fifties my Dad purchased a brand new 1950 streamline Chevrolet automobile. Our family planned a Spring Break vacation from Tuscaloosa, around the upper half of Florida, and down the east coast to Miami and back home on the western side of Florida. We invited two friends […]
A Valentine story – Endless Love – this will bring tears to your eyes
An Endless Love by Christie Seiler Boeke Bob, thinking back on our life together, it is impossible for me to remember a time when you were not a part of me. Bob and Christie 1949 I know I am who I am because of you. Your steady and sustaining love and companionship during all the […]
My Venture into the Art/Business of Tattooing – This is hilarious!
My Venture Into The Art/Business of Tattooing by Hylott L. Armstrong, Jr. At a very early age I became fascinated with tattoos. I don’t know and can’t explain why, but I was. I marveled at the images that never wore off of the skin of some people. How did they do that? How does it […]
It Smells like a Polecat – How could you mistake it?
It Smells Like A Polecat by Inez McCollum How could any animal be more beautiful than a skunk! Nature dictates that a “red flag” come up whenever you see one. I recently saw the first skunk I had seen in many years. That experience brought back some memories of long ago. For some reason skunks […]
[old pics & films] Fired from her second film, she later became a famous actress in the 1940s and 1950s. Do you know her name?
She began her film career at the age of twelve, with the encouragement of her mother. After the film, her mother gave her a make-over, bleached her hair platinum blonde, then she used false identification, and she got a film contract for her daughter. When the deception was discovered, a short time later, she was fired. Do you know […]
Glen Falls, New York – this story will take you back to a simpler time
The Bakery Chef Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY by Carole Dawson I could sit here for hours and talk about my wonderful growing-up years in Glens Falls. It brings back very happy and nostalgic memories for me. Baker/pastry Chef My grandfather, Charles W. Wilson, was the baker/pastry chef at the Queensbury Hotel all during […]
Have you ever heard of the open refrigerator embarrassment?
Those old small refrigerators didn’t hold much as Alabama Author, Inez McCollum depicts in this story. OPEN REFRIGERATOR EMBARRASSMENT BY INEZ MCCOLLUM A recent program of Anthony Bourdain told of his visiting an American-Okinawan while in Okinawa. The young man had returned with his mom to Okinawa at age 9. While in America, his Mother […]
Some things you may not have heard about Brush Arbor meetings
Alabama Author, Jean Butterworth, shares a personal story about Brush Arbor Meetings in Alabama Are Old Time Tent Revivals Still Around? by Jean Butterworth Who remembers those old-time tent revivals? It takes hot summer heat, a very large tent set up on a vacant lot, lots of sawdust on the ground, and folding chairs. I […]
Oh, those television jingles – Will we ever forget them? (vintage films)
In 1939 when televisions were being produced commercially, no one could anticipate how much television would change our lives. Now rather than one large stationary television in each house, we can view television programs, movies, and other media not even envisioned in those early days. Along with televisions, commercials appeared which allowed us to watch all […]
Do you remember when we played outside until it was dark without a worry?
This story by Alabama Contributing Author, Joyce Ray Wheeler, written in 2012 will bring back memories! GAMES PEOPLE PLAYED by Joyce Ray Wheeler When my ears are bombarded with discussions of Facebook, googling, and twittering; when I read that parents should be aware of the text messaging on their children’s cell phones— then I feel […]