Tag: 1950’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember the decisions when you took a date to the drive-in theater?

DRIVE-IN DECISIONS by Clifford Dobyns Years ago there was an event, rather new at the time, that required much tact, planning, and decision making.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday [see parade pictures from the 1950s in Alabama]

Merry Christmas from Alabama Pioneers! Did you know that Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. The tradition began in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

A simple missile stands on a corner in Huntsville, a symbol of the space race with Russia in October 1957 & January 1958

In October 1957, Sputnik was launched by the Russians, but the US scientist in the then small town of Huntsville, Alabama were not far…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

“To supplement his GI Bill income he had tutored Bear Bryant’s football boys – china was too expensive”

Cute story reveals a little about life in the 1950s..... China Teardrops by Joyce Ray Wheeler It was September of the year 1953. A…