Monthly Archives: May 2011

More Portraits in Time

Only Tiny shows the slightest hint of a smile. Mamie looks very┬ápensive and Sara is stunned. What in the world was going on behind the camera? In their casual shots, these girls are generally all giggles, but they had been … Continue reading

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Portraits in Time

“We did not have any organized recreational programs when we were little, no television or air conditioning, so we had to organize our own playtime. We stayed outdoors much of the time since it was cooler than the inside. Mama … Continue reading

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Jesus Wants You for a Sunbeam, But Only if You’re Baptist

“We attended First Baptist Church and always went to Sunday School and to the Sunbeams which met on Monday afternoon. Mama helped out in the Cradle Roll Department and the Beginners Department. From there we went on to the Primary … Continue reading

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Sonny Boy and Sweet Tooths

“We had a Victrola in our living room. It had a handle on the side, and you had to wind it up to play records. We didn’t have a lot of records and we would play the ones we had … Continue reading

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Walkin’ in Memphis

“We went to Memphis on the train in May, 1927, and stayed at the Peabody Hotel, which was just two years old and the most wonderful place I had ever been in. Getting off the train and going into the … Continue reading

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Orange Crush and Outhouses

“In the spring of 1927 there was a terrible flood on the Mississippi River at Greenville, and thousands of people had to flee their homes. Much of the Delta was under water. They put up large tents down the street … Continue reading

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Fun with the Funny Papers

“Since there was no television the comics (funny papers we called them) were the nearest thing we had to cartoons. On Sunday morning we would fight over that section of the Commercial Appeal. “We would sit in Daddy’s lap, and … Continue reading

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