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Why Is a Mobile Home Called ‘Mobile’ When it Isn’t?

April 23, 2017


  The end of World War II created unprecedented housing shortages across the United States. Returning veterans anxious to attend college under the G. I Bill, or get married and start a family, all needed a place to live. Coupled with the post-war economic boom, housing shortages led to the wide-spread use of military-style prefabricated housing – […]

A Fairhope Christmas Story

December 22, 2015


I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882)   This carol has always been one of my favorites, as the lyrics pretty much sum up all our hopes throughout the year, but most […]

April, 2014. Elberta, Alabama. There’s Some Strange Sights in Lower Alabama

April 22, 2014


Those of you who would like to visit Stonehenge, but don’t want the hassle of traveling to England, can get the same experience – sort of – right here in Lower Alabama. Located in a stand of pines behind a marina is an exact, full-size replica of the prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. The […]

December, 2013. Fairhope, Alabama. Lagniappe From Fairhope

December 15, 2013


“This city makes it easy to succeed”. Those words were part of an upbeat conversation with the young owners of an independent restaurant in downtown Fairhope, Alabama, where we were enjoying a spaghetti and lasagna dinner. These days, not all owners of ‘mom and pop’ establishments can say that – but then, things are a […]

December, 2013. Mobile, Alabama. In Good Company

December 2, 2013


When a city appears on a ‘Top Ten’  list alongside the likes of Sacramento, Denver, Portland and Houston, it’s got to have something special going on. Now, some people might think Mobile, Alabama wouldn’t rate a top ten listing in anything – except Mardi Gras – but last year the Azalea City’s Bienville Square sufficiently […]

March, 2013. Foley, Alabama. The W. C. Holmes Medical Museum

March 11, 2013


It’s finally March, so spring may be just around the corner.  But whether you’ve spent the winter north or south of the Mason-Dixon Line, there’s still plenty of time to find yourself sliding down the slippery slope toward crud and congestion, and then it’s off to the doctor’s office you will go. We aren’t sick, but […]

January, 2012. Red Bay, Alabama. Tammy Wynette: Standing By Her Town.

February 4, 2013


Wherever we travel, we like to check out the local museum – every little town has a story, and sometimes we get quite a surprise. And Red Bay, Alabama, was just such a place.  Their museum, run by the local Civitan Club, was located right downtown in a nicely restored building filled with artifacts relating to their specific […]