Tag: U. S. History

Can you believe that a cotton mill outside Atlanta had a ‘tornado’ fence? [old pics]

In 1939 when Photojournalist, Marion Post Wolcott, traveled to Georgia, she took many photographs. Some of her pictures included these three photographs of mill houses in Greene County, Georgia. One photo was of a ‘tornado’ fence around the cotton mill. … Read More

Read More

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 … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

Read More