Days Gone By - stories from the past

They could watch the chickens under the house

I have heard my grandfather(Big Daddy) Sidney Bearden b.1918 say they were so poor growing up” that they had cracks in the floors and could watch the chickens under the house.

Bearden old home place in Montevallo Alabama in 1935image

Also”when the depression hit we didn’t even know about it we just kept on”….they survived on what they grew and from the game taken around there house just like the Bearden pioneers had done for hundreds of years.



Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past

This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today

About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society.

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