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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

This really was a Christmas surprise – Can you imagine the disappointment for parents?

Christmas Surprise by Clifford Dobyns I was five years old in 1937 and unknown to me was that my parents had decided to get…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Imagine sharing your telephone with eight families? That is how it used to be before when phones were first in homes

Eight Party Line Back Then When I was in high school we had one rotary black dial telephone that was an eight party line. …

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

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

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Can you believe the Warrior River froze on January 30, 1940? Be sure to scroll to see the photograph at the bottom of this page

We've had some very cold days in the southeast the past few years, but I wonder if any can match some of these storms. In…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

[see films, story, pics] On the 1st day of January 1953, Hank Williams died at the young age of twenty-nine

He was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama and was regarded as one of the most significant and influential musicians of…

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…

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]

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…