All the ice from the winter months in the north was helpful to the southern states in the olden days as can be seen from this story. The Iceman Made Life Easier Before the Arrival of Electricity by Steve A. Maze My grandpa had a problem with ice, but not the type we are […]
Scrapbooks, are yours organized?
I Love Scrapbooks by Dorothy Graham Gast I love scrapbooks, I buy scrapbooks and all the little accessories, I give scrapbooks, and I just don’t put anything in them. I keep waiting until something is “important” enough. When Mama died the rest of the family decided I should get all the scrapbooks, even those unfinished […]
The Yellow School Bus hasn’t changed much
(This story from a contributing author brings back memories of riding a school bus on a icy dirt road on a mountain. Boy was it scary. Do you have a school bus story? -Donna Causey) The Old Yellow School Bus by Inez McCollum One thing that has not changed a great deal through the years […]
Growing up in Glen Falls, New York – Memories of a simpler life
Growing up in Glen Falls, New York by Carole Dawson I was born and raised in Glens Falls, NY, a small city north of NY’s capital, Albany and located in the Adirondack mountains. Glens Falls was a great place to grow up and although I don’t get home as often as I’d like, I have […]
Seventeen and Green – Going off to College in 1946 – It was much different
(Going off to college was much different in 1946 compared to present day. Many students on farms had never seen a big city as this story by a contributing author reveals.) Seventeen and Green by Paul Hancock I never felt more alone in all the seventeen years my life; yet I had more people milling […]
Don’t ever have a heart attack when traveling!
Don’t ever have a heart attack when traveling! by Jean Butterworth An adventure you don’t want to have to have is to become ill in a foreign country! My next door neighbor, Erle and Virginia have in their lifetime traveled all over the world, either with the Friendship Force of Birmingham or with travel […]
Using our imagination for fun, has it been forgotten?
(This story by a contributing author brings me back to the days of spending the night with my cousins in the country. What great times?) MEMORIES by Bob Doherty When I was a young boy growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during World War 2, I was very lucky. There were six houses on one block […]
Figs, Birds and Mosquitoes
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 her nakedness? There are several types of figs grown in the U.S. namely: Sierra Figs […]
Raising children – the middle child syndrome – is there a syndrome?
This story by a contributing author reveals much about birth order and reminds me of how much raising children has changes from one generation to the next. JOE IN THE MIDDLE by Inez McCollum Our son, Joe, did not have the middle child syndrome, even though he was the middle child. He was too busy every […]
Do you have hunting buddies like these?
Hunting Buddies by Clifford Dobyns When it gets cold and there is a heavy frost, my mind goes back to 1965 when my dear friend, O.D. Riley asked me if I would like to join him, his son and a few other friends for a rabbit hunt. I enthusiastically said yes. A local farmer was […]