Monthly Archives: August 2011

Typing and Taking Off

  “With so many folks at our house you couldn’t get by with anything without someone finding out about it. One night I had a date with a boy named Bobby Garrard, and we were double dating. Hattie Chambless and … Continue reading

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GHS, Class of ’39

“I had a lot of fun in high school. I managed to make good grades and get in the National Honor Society, but I never liked to study and worried Mama because I didn’t bring many books home. We had … Continue reading

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Star Dust and Strikeouts

“On March 31, 1938, Tiny and B.J. were married at a friend’s house in Jackson and went to New Orleans on their honeymoon. B.J. was still over at Mississippi State, and he and Tiny lived in Starkville until the end … Continue reading

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The Dating Game

“Having a date was not always easy at the Stott house. Bama would stay dressed and take her seat in the front hall or on the porch in the summer to wait until a date arrived. Often one of the … Continue reading

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Jessie and the WPA

“Tricia had started to school, and Mama decided to brush up on her shorthand and typing and try to get a job. She had not worked since before she married. There weren’t many jobs available then except those provided by … Continue reading

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Nicotine Fits

“The Depression was not over but things were beginning to get better. It had had at least one good effect in that we were all pretty much equal. Only a very few had much money to spend, and I can … Continue reading

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Jake Joins the Pep Squad

“We [Sara, Lucille McAlexander, Mack Standifer] joined the Pep Squad, a group of girls who marched with the band and cheered at the football games. Roy Martin, the band director, was noted for his big halftime shows, and we had … Continue reading

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