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Remember when: Polio epidemic of the 1950s

     The history of polio infections extends into pre-history. The disease has been traced back to almost 6000 years. The first major outbreak of ... Read more

7 days ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: The Flu Pandemic of 1918

     In 1918, typical newspaper headlines all over the country read like this – The Seattle Daily Times, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, SHOWS CLOSED, Epidemic Puts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: The history of Johnson Park

     “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song which has been the official anthem of North American baseball. However, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: The don’t’s of choosing a husband in 1937

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. ... Read more

1 month ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: Valentines Day 100 years ago

     100 years ago, slang words like “heebie-jeebies, hotsy-totsy, high-hat, speak-easy, jalopy, and dumb Dora” were “copasetic (cool)!”    Song hits of 1920 were ... Read more

2 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: Great Depression in the Deep South

Great Depression era stories always inspire those of us in the Deep South to appreciate our lives today. One story came to my attention recently ... Read more

2 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: Happy Birthday, Irene Butler

     In 1926 hit songs of the day were “Blue Skies,” “Bye, Bye Blackbird,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing, ... Read more

3 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: New Year’s Day Remembering Hank

“Hey, good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’…” On New Year’s Day, as I was in my kitchen cooking the traditional holiday meal of black-eyed peas and ... Read more

3 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: Shehan, Wingard carol sing

“Goodbye, Christmas, for one more year! Goodbye, Christmas, to all your cheer! We will never be together as we are! Oh, don’t go, Christmas, too ... Read more

3 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Remember When: Tell it like it is

Both Alabama rival football teams, the Auburn University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, have had their share of colorful football fans through ... Read more

4 months ago by Sue Wilson.

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