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Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – Paid in full, this is hard to do nowadays

Paid in full, this is hard to do nowadays by Joyce Ray Wheeler When we moved to Birmingham in 1953 we rented an old…

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AUTHOR SUNDAY – The old corduroy road still runs quietly through the woods of Alabama but is not recognized for what it is

ALONG THE CORDUROY ROAD The old home place stood among large oak trees at the top of a hill, more of a rise actually,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Remember those cold days in Alabama with no central heat and Vicks Vapo rub [see vintage film] was the remedy for a cold?

"On January 30, 1966,  Alabama experienced its coldest ever recorded temperature of -27°F at New Market in Madison County. The average low temperature during…

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

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 pastGenealogy Information

AUTHOR SUNDAY – Claim on land brought a serendipitous balance against losses for Baker family.

Submitted by Patricia Ross Parker I had always known that my grandmother's maiden name was Baker and that she had lived as a child…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST [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…