Tag: 1950’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY Christmas Aprons – this is a heartwarming story you will want to share

CHRISTMAS APRONS by  Dorothy Graham Gast As the holiday season approached in 1955 my less than a year old daughter and I lived with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Do you remember these places from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s in Birmingham, Alabama?

BIRMINGHAM MEMORIES 40's, 50's, and 60's by Milo J. "Jerry" Heis I REMEMBER: East Lake Park when there were still remnants of the Fair…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Do you remember Fa Sol La and All Day Singing and Dinner on the Ground? [vintage film and pics]

My Dad was a member of a church in a rural area of Alabama. The church and others throughout the state would have singings…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “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…

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…