FOURTH OF JULY By Inez McCollum Fireworks on the evening of July 4 are always so exciting. When my husband and I first moved to Birmingham, (Alabama) we lived on the Southside below Vulcan. Our second floor apartment had a porch which we would stand on during the fireworks extravaganza. One had the feeling those various lights […]
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Good Ole Summertime Watermelons – Is there anything better?
Good Ole Summertime Watermelons by Jean Butterworth My brother and I thought one summer that we really needed to make some money and we decided to sell watermelons. Our dad had a large patch of watermelons growing on the back of twelve acres on our property in Tuscaloosa County on Bear Creek Road. Teenage thinking! […]
The case of the missing water melons
Missing Water Melons by Jesse Suttles This is another story that Dad told me several times. Dad and Mother were married in 1929, in Avery Texas. In 1930 they were in Freestone Co. Texas. Where Dad and Mother lived. There was a places fenced off to raise a garden. Dad planted several different kinds of vegetables. […]
Inspiring story – problems are always as big as they first appear
FACING MY GIANTS by Inez McCollum The Bible and folk tales give examples of people who faced their giants. When David faced Goliath, he was definitely successful. When Jack faced the giant in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the ending was good. I do love a story with a good ending. Personal stories with a good […]
Can you imagine a time when okra was not a food to eat?
Unhappy Gardener by Joyce Ray Wheeler Most every family in my childhood had garden big enough to grow beans for canning and corn for creamed corn as we called when those tender kernels were cut from the cob. My dad had a large garden although his profession had nothing to do with gardening. At the […]