Monthly Archives: November 2011

Doll Daze

“Then we would go to the Canton Flea Market and come home with nearly $1000, and we would be ecstatic. I would head back to the sewing machine to turn out dozens more of them. The first doll I had … Continue reading

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Dolls by the Dozens

“We probably sold at least 3000 dolls, keeping our price at $10 until the last year, when we went up to $12. They were selling faster than ever when we quit the business. We sold some to people who owned … Continue reading

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Hello, Dolly!

“I have rarely been bored because I always have a project or two just waiting for me to find time to enjoy. Sewing has been my favorite hobby, and I have spent countless hours at the sewing machine. When the … Continue reading

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Retrospective

“The most interesting phase of my whole newspaper career, which lasted altogether for 29 years, was the period of the ’60s and the civil rights struggle and I will try to recall some of this period in more detail. “There … Continue reading

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Up in Flames

“I guess the most traumatic times for me as a reporter were the fires which destroyed or badly damaged so many of the familiar landmarks which were a part of my memories. Watching Woolworth’s burn, and Davis School, and the … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band

“The Delta Band Festival and Winter Carnival were always a big event, with 110 bands participating one year. Thousands of people attended this annual event, which was held in early December. I took pictures at both the morning and night … Continue reading

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High Water and Low Bridges

“Two years later (1973) the county was again declared a major disaster area when what they called a ‘100 year flood’ covered the county and did millions of dollars damage. Many houses just outside of Greenwood to the north and … Continue reading

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