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AUTHOR SUNDAY – Summer job in 1955 – How much different was it than today’s summer jobs? [see vintage film and pics]

Summer job in 1955 by Clifford Dobyns I was discharged from the Army in 1955 and it was time to get a job.  My…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – “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…

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

Note: This story has been reported in newspapers since the 1930s, and is all over the internet including the History.com but the Alabama Department of…

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

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -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…