From 1st to 6th grade: Ms.Payne, Ms. Hackney, Ms. Tyler, Ms. Carmichael, Ms. Hanna and Mr. McWhorter (note: we called women Ms. before feminism was invented) I also note that Mr. Mc. replaced Ms Carmichael as principal and he was the first male teacher at Bynum Elementary during my time.
Don’t know order of shows, but my kid favorites on our black and white Philco T.V. was Balloon Goon, Benny Carl, and Cousin Cliff to name a few. Later years was Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, Gun Smoke and Father Knows Best. (I liked Bud’s 46 Ford Coupe on Father Knows Best).
Twanger was evidently before my time, or I was left out of the loop on this one.
I remember paying a quarter to get into a picture show to see a Lone Ranger movie. Minimum wage was 75 cents an hour and I cut grass in Alan Homes for $1.00 a yard on Saturdays. Nobody cut their grass on Sunday except for the Jensons who were Catholics from up north. They lived in the first house on the left entering Alan Homes on the north side. Remember Bruce and Niles?
Mr. Haynes was my barber who made sure my flat top was flat and held up by butch wax.
Around 4:00 pm = Bynum Traffic
Family Car: Red and White 56 Ford that was stolen from Bynum Baptist Church parking lot by some Georgia thieves two weeks after my daddy paid it off and had new tries put on it. He only had liability insurance since he dropped his comprehensive insurance when he paid off the car debt to the bank.
Mother worked at a sewing plant in Anniston and she drove to work every day. She was a floor lady (supervisor in today’s terms).
I was in my mid-teens the first time I heard of pizza. Juanita Pratt had a "pizza party" one Sunday night after training union at B.B. Church. I had been in the Navy two years before I ever heard the term marijuana.
Ph: AD55296, eight party line. No need to dial AD, just 55296. For a year or so Joan Gilmore kept the party line tied up from 3pm to bedtime talking to her boyfriend, a Rhinehart boy I believe. Benny Baker’s phone # was 67312. He and his brother Ronnie lived next door and James "Butch" Nance lived on the other side next door. Ronnie Tate lived on the other side of Butch’s house.
Benny’s birthday is January 31st and Butch’s is March 2nd , 1947.
46 Alan Homes, Mom still lives there, she’s 88 now and still going strong.
DeSoto Manor apartments were brown. Never noticed color change when it rained. Did they turn green?
I remember Red Diamond coffee was a popular brand, but can’t remember if Slim Carr sold it or another brand.
Hey kids, it’s Howdy Doody Time!
Sam Walker’s dad was the real Santa. Can’t remember his first name.
Pete’s B-B-Q was the closest restaurant until Ralph Chislom built the Driftwood Café across from Morrison’s Grocery and just below Johnny Cofield’s house. The Driftwood never went over that well. Later Bessie Camarata from Cedartown, Ga. opened Bessie’s Café there. I was skipping bible school one day and was at Bessie’s Café. She asked me to open a box and I attempted to do so with a butcher knife. The knife slipped and I slit my left hand wide open. The injury cost me my catcher’s position on the Anniston Pony League all star team that summer. Bessie did fairly well at the café until her health failed and it was closed.
I played my first organized baseball at Victory Valley down by Terrace Homes. I was on the Bynum Lions Little League team that played at Campbell’s field in the National League in Anniston. (behind Coca Cola plant on Noble Street) Coaches: Bud Young and Art. Taliferro. Ed Owens had coached the previous years and before him was Boyd Payne. Boyd’s son, Larry "Snake" Payne was one good baseball player and a rounder on top of that. I played some "pick up" ball games at the play ground field on the hill behind and above the community building in DeSoto Manor. I can’t recall a name for that field. Did it have one? I think we just called it the play ground ball field.