Tag: 1950’s

Listening to the Radio while Grandpop whittled – those were the good old days!

THE “WHATNOT” AND THE RADIO by Becki McAnnally August 24, 2011 Our grandparents and great-grandparents would surely marvel and declare that our modern communications systems were from the devil… sometimes I wonder if they aren’t myself. He was not fat … Read More

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The commercial at the bottom [film] seems for dangerous for the actress – I wonder if she had health issues later

These television commercials from the 1950s and 60s provide a glimpse of life in those days.   Do you remember this Dinah Shore commercial? It really sold cars for Chevrolet. Commercials From The 50s, 60s, and 70s DVD And of … Read More

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Are Old Time Tent Revivals and Brush Arbor Meetings Still Around?

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 saw dust on the ground and … 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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Have you ever heard of the open refrigerator embarrassment?

OPEN REFRIGERATOR EMBARRASMENT 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 still … 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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Are you nostalgic for the 1950s? Then you must see this film from 1957!

You can see the Formica table tops, tail fins on cars, gigantic household appliances, supermarkets, beehive hairstyles and a thousand and one other visual manifestations of that era! From 1950s maternity clothes, outdoor shopping centers, red-checkered picnic tables, carpet sweeper; roller coasters to … Read More

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