Author: Dorothy Graham Gast

Dorothy Gast lives in Romulus, Alabama on the Graham family farm. She taught in Tuscaloosa County Schools for nearly 30 years. She has a "Mine, yours, and Ours" family. She has volunteered in numerous organizations after her husband's eight year struggle with Alzheimers' ended. She helped organize a volunteer fire department after she was 60 and served as board secretary and nationally certified firefighter after extensive training. Her attempts to get the community reading failed, but she contributed books to the new Sipsey Valley high school from the library in her home friends helped her establish. She is known locally by the silhouettes she cuts free hand of children. She began to write nostalgia stories after a grandson asked her to write down the stories often told at family events.
Days Gone By - stories from the past

Curb Market Day – Do you remember this time?

(Saturday was an important day for grocery shopping in Alabama's past.) Curb Market day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ca. 1935 Allen Jemison building is visible…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

PATRON + FUNNY FRIDAY: It is hard to demonstrate jumping rope in a pencil thin skirt and 2 inch heels

Do you remember these days? WHEN TEACHERS COULDN'T WEAR PANTS by Dorothy Graham Gast Two years after public school teachers in other schools were wearing…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Perhaps I was Granny’s favorite. I secretly thought so. – story of old times from Ralph, Alabama

GRANNY'S HOUSE See More Family Stories from  Dorothy Graham Gast My maternal grandparents were Mary Florence (Mamie) Cork and John Leland Barton, both born…