Our P O box number was 194. We didn't have a zip code back then. My school teachers were Mrs. Payne, Mrs Janet Carpenter, Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Patrick and Mrs. Williams who had blue hair and wings under her arms. I can't remember the name of the tv show, but you put a green plastic cover over the screen and drew things along with the tv. I do remember that we did not have a tv but the Heards who lived next door did. One day Daddy came home from work and saw Larry and I on their porch steps watching tv through the screen door. He managed to get a tv soon after that. I can't remember what a twanger is exactly but it had to do with a frog. Something like "Twick your magic twanger, Froggie.
I believe worked stopped at 4:00 at the depot and we tried not to go anywhere during that time. We had a pink and gray 55 Chevy first and then moved on to a black and white 57 Chevrolet with glass pack mufflers. Yes this was our family car!. When Larry turned 15 or 16 he got a car called a Willis. I have never heard of one since. I remember driving our car from Bynum to Anniston when I was 14. Mother and Daddy were at prayer meeting so it had to be a quick trip. I think Sylvia Albea was with me. I didn't have a pizza until the 60's. I think it was a the Bama or Mid way Drive in.
Our phone no in Desota Manor was 5225. It had an AD prefix but you didn't have to use it.
I don't remember who was on our party line when we lived in Alan Homes. May be I was the one on the phone all the time. I remember a Mr. Anderson working at the Post Office. The baseball field at Terrace Homes was called Victory Valley. I spent many hours there watching my brother play baseball and later played softball there myself. The ball field behind the community center was just called the play ground as I remember. There was a restaurant in the block of stores between the Skeet Abbott's grocery and the Bynum drug store (at its first location). My mother worked at the drug store after I started the first grade. I would always stop in on my way home from school at Bynum Elementary. We had a short cut. Some how we would go behind Carr's Store and over the play ground ball field and down the hill to the drug store. Larry had a dog named Spot that would go up the ladder to the sliding board and slide.down then come back around and wait in line for another turn.
Shotgun was Shotgun Alley that ran behind the theater building. Of course I was really never there myself????? but I understand that teenagers parked there. It came out on highway 78 in Eastaboga near Colvin Glosson's house. Snake, of course was my brother, Larry. I'm not really sure how he got that nickname but he answered to it for many years. Sharon