Fanta Grape 15 Cents

1956. I was six, Jerry Gravley was nine. We lived at the upper end of Furman Hall Rd. and our long sandy driveway ran parallel the full length of Foister St. My Gravley grandparents and Aunt Minnie lived at the end of Foister St. Jo Posey Singleton was our neighbor and Jerry and I wouldContinue reading “Fanta Grape 15 Cents”

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Hope and Faith = Hanging On

This Bible verse from KJV greeted me every day for seven years in very large print as it was painted on the wall across the entrance to our lunchroom at Sans Souci Elementary when I attended from 1956-1963. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1 Many willContinue reading “Hope and Faith = Hanging On”

THE PLAYGROUND LESSONS

I am sure if you are close to my age, you remember the school and neighborhood playgrounds where you played while growing up. There were some valuable lessons shared on those old grounds around the neighborhood schools. Did your school or neighborhood playground have a merry-go-round? I fondly remember the swift, metal ride on theContinue reading “THE PLAYGROUND LESSONS”

That’s What It’s all About

I saw someone post a link to a performance of Johnny Cash’s “Were You There?” hymn. I remember a teacher singing that song in a school assembly at Parker High School in  1966. Johnny did a great job on it though…and Elvis could sing “Let There Be Peace in the Valley” until you were wipingContinue reading “That’s What It’s all About”