Author: Inez McCollum

Inez McCollum grew up in Etowah County.  Married Mack McCollum, a BI-vocational minister.  Moved to Birmingham to work while he worked and went to Howard College/Samford University.  Inez and Mack had three sons, Jay, Joe and John.  They bought their first home in what is now Hoover.  Inez continues to be active in Shades Mountain Baptist Church and some of the civic organizations in Hoover.  Inez also enjoys reading, travel and spending time with friends.
Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOLQUY Remember those five and ten cent stores [music and photographs]

The Five Cent Store by Inez McCollum I'm not sure whether I was fourteen or fifteen when I started working on Saturday's at the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY -Have you ever seen the Cahaba Lily in bloom? You shouldn’t miss it next time [pictures & video]

THE CAHABA LILY by Inez McCollum I had heard about this mysterious lily for several years. I had seen pictures and read articles with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that Barber shop singing actually originated in Barber shops? Here is the story about its development

BARBERSHOP SINGING BY INEZ MCCOLLUM Barber Shop Singing began in America in the last half of the 19th Century. Barber Shop Quartets originated with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Hotel Talisi – Fire may destroy buildings but it does not destroy our memories of this great place

NOT ALL THERE IS TO A FIRE by Inez McCollum It was with sadness that I read an article about the Hotel Talisi in…