Sandra Doolittle is a CGO contributor – Sandra says, “Growing up in the 50’s wasn’t for sissys.” She goes on to tell the stories of her Glory Days, high school, what they did on dates and generally the way things were. Interesting and historic in a way. Your goanna love this “two thumbs up lady”.

Daddy Changing Times

January 5, 2013 Editor CGO 0

Then Daddy, Momma and I would sit on the screen porch until it was time to watch television. My married sisters would clean their kitchens then sit on their porches until their radio programs came on. Either way it was family time sitting on the porch sharing our day. [continue reading]

Outhouses the Porto-Potties of the Past

December 11, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

When I tried to tell Delaney the two seaters were one for an adult and one for a small child so they wouldn’t fall in….as she listened, I could tell I was digging myself deeper and deeper. I found out later the moon and sun on each of the doors of the outhouses were for men and women since some of our ancestors couldn’t read and this helped them which door to go in. [continue reading]

Founding Girard Alabama part 1

December 2, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

Warm Springs road used to be an Indian Trail and the Old Alabama Road would twist and turn down from Ellerslie into Columbus , near where Warm Springs Rd is now. I would like to think that the Old Alabama Road bought some of my ancestors down from North and South Carolina. [continue reading]

My View of Girard Alabama part 2

December 2, 2012 Sandra W. Doolittle 0

Stories go that the City was originally named for the Eagle & Phenix Mill located in Columbus, GA. Tradition says that the “O” was dropped from the word phoenix as a way of distinguishing themselves from Phoenix, Arizona. Our spelling may be slightly different, but legendary phoenix bird is the same. [continue reading]

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