What was your post office box number? What was the combination?We didn't have a box at the old post office, but our box number at the new post office was 756.Don't remember the combination.
NEW QUESTION - How many of you were at the dedication of the new Post Office, and what year was it dedicated?I remember being there, but don't remember the year right off the top of my head.
Who were your elementary school teachers for each grade?Mrs. Kennamore, Mrs. Billie Hackney, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Glanca McKendree, Mr. Thurman Smith
NEW QUESTION - Who were the principals?I remember Howard Bowman, Kenneth Estes, and Thurman Smith
What shows were on TV on Saturday morning and in which order? Howdy Doody, Lone Ranger, Huckleberry Finn, Mighty Mouse, Yogi Bear.The first color TV show I ever saw was in Kathy Burns' living room.It was "Flipper" and I thought the blue of the water and the sky were the prettiest colors I had ever seen.
Pluck your magic twanger? What is a twanger? Never heard of a magic twanger!
How much was admission to the movies at the theater? Since our parents weren't depot employees, we had to go in to the Ritz or the Calhoun Theatres in Anniston to see the movies, which we seldom did.
Who was the barber in Bynum? What was special about the mirrors in the barber shop?David Haynes was the barber.He lived next to the school on the other side from Mr. Canant.
What time did work stop at the Depot and then we had depot traffic?3:30 until 5:00 was always a killer for traffic in Bynum, and still is to this day!
What color was your family car? Make and year?We always had a pickup truck when I was very small, but Daddy bought Mother a sky blue 4 door Chevrolet around 1964 or 1965.
Did your mother drive? My grandmother Sparks always drove, and she taught my Mother to drive in the early 1960's.Momma Sparks had a Raleigh Products route, and drove her big Ford all over Calhoun and Talladega Counties selling and delivering.She barely 5' tall, and had to sit on thick books or boxes to see out the windshield over the steering wheel.
How old were you when first ate a pizza? My Aunt Vivian Sparks, who was a YANKEE from Illinois first made pizza for us from a Chef Boyardee mix when I was 7 years old.I thought it was the worst thing I ever put in my mouth!Now, pizza is one of my favorite foods.
Who was on your party line? How many rings for your phone?I think Mrs. Payne was on our party line, along with Mr. & Mrs. Rust, and Mr. & Mrs. Thompson.
What was your phone number? I remember our number was AD 55__ something - can't remember the last 2 numbers.
What was your apartment or house number?We didn't live in the apartments.We lived on Birmingham Highway right behind our grandparents house which was next to where Mr. Walker's Army Surplus Store is now.My grandparents bought the land in the late 1930's, and Daddy built our house around 1953.My Mother still lives in the house.Daddy died in January of this year.
What happened to the color of the houses in DeSoto Manor when it rained? My cousins lived in DeSoto Manor for a while, and I do still see some of the apartments around the area.There is one on Highway 78 between the Beck Road and the Coldwater Road on the right going toward Oxford.
Who lived next door to you? Our house was the last one going east on the right side of the road before you got to where the black families lived going up the hill.The McGuffies' live next to us on the other side, then Don Mohon, then H. B. Thompson, then Harden's Service Station.Across the highway were Maxine Rust's family, Mr. John Pilkington, Mrs. Knott, and Mr. Anderson.
Who worked at the post office? Mr. Anderson, Peggy Payne, Evelyn Lipham
What was Mr. Carrs first name? I can't remember!I can see his face just as clearly as if I just got off the school bus.I really loved that man!I see Beuna and Shirley occasionally.
What brand of coffee did Carrs Store sell?I think it was Red Diamond.My Daddy always drank Red Diamond Instant Coffee.None of the rest of us drank it.
What was the baseball field area near Terrace Homes called?Victory Field, I think.
What brand was your first TV? Zenith
Who was the sponsor for The Lone Ranger? Don't remember
Hey kids, what time is it?It's Howdy Doody Time!
Who is Red Rover?Don't remember that one
Who was Santa?Don't remember Mr. Walker, but Robert Gordon was always Santa when my kids were little.
Did the hill with the ball field behind the Community Center in DeSoto Manor have a name? I just remember the ballfield, the old swimming pool, and the playground.Don't remember a name.
What was the closest restaurant to Bynum? Pete's BBQ at the intersection of the Coldwater Pump Road and Birmingham Highway until my grandparents sold their field to Mrs. Echols and Wimpy's Hamburgers was built.It was great growing up next door to Wimpy's!
What was Shotgun?The Shotgun Road ran from the theatre building to Birmingham Highwayand came out close to Antioch Church.The Glosson's lived on that road.I can remember our school bus going down that road, and Mr. Carr pulling over so we could pick muscadines out the window.That road was also one of the original roads in the old Bynum Station settlement, and ran from where Burns' Crossroads Road and Beck Road intersected at Mr. Frank Bentley's old house, past the old cemetery to intersect with Taylor's Chapel Road.Elijah Bynum, E. E. Walker, and Tapley Bynum all lived along there in the 1800's.
Who was Snake?There were 2 "Snake's" that I remember.One was Larry Payne, and the other was Tommy "Snakeman" Yarbrough
Who was Scoper?Don't remember Scoper
Where was John Hardy Hill?John Hardy Hill was on Birmingham Highway close to the Wellborn area on the way to Anniston.John Hardy was a real person who ran a store at the top of the hill.
Georgia overdrive came standard on which cars?don't remember that one
How much was gas per gallon? How much would you put in at a time?gas was 25 cents a gallon.I used to put a dollar's worth in to go to school.
Who was the first mayor of Bynum? Bynum didn't have a mayor, but if anyone ever fit the bill it was Doc Floyd Stephens.He knew everybody and everything going on in Bynum!