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”.
Girard, Alabama was a city in the far north-east corner of Russell County, Alabama across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, Georgia. From 1832–1839 Girard was the first county seat of Russell County. [continue reading]
First Daddy waited until the policemen drove up and then with caution he pulled the driver and the attendant out of the wrecked ambulance then he went to the back and there was a woman laying inside. [continue reading]
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]
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]
Did the movie Grease capture Rydell High School as Jordan High School? Yes it did!
Miss Louise Randall (Home Economics), Who taught us all we needed to know about sex….”Don’t do it”. [continue reading]
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]
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]
Girard Alabama People Remember part 3 by Sandra Waldrop Doolittle GIRARD ALABAMA — Our Girard and Phenix City , Alabama emails started out with an email from Ed Meadows of Phenix City. Ed wrote just [continue reading]
But if Elvis had been foot loose and fancy free and available , all the Jordan High girls might would have to made a choice between Elvis and the Jordan, Central and Columbus High boys. [continue reading]