Category Archives: History

Where were you?

November 22, 1963 As I recall fall had set in. I was in Mrs. Hale’s split 5th and 6th grade class in a portable classroom behind the old Hamilton School (on Southgate Ave. where channel 8’s antenna array now sits). … Continue reading

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Titanic Mystery?

  Last night the Missus and I watched a show on public broadcasting about the RMS Titanic or more particularly about some of the people who lived through, or died in, the tragedy. I do recommend that you watch it … Continue reading

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Long Ago, Far Away

This history project I’m working on for my old neighborhood has become quite a large consumer of time. There are a so many things to try to include and mention. The two movies that had scenes filmed here. The first … Continue reading

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Back to Normal?

Last week was CMA Festival week in Nashville Tennessee. For those of you unfamiliar with the city let me try to lay it out for you. Nashville is built on both sides of the Cumberland River. The “downtown” part is … Continue reading

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I Remember…

I was born in 1952. I remember the aftermath of World War II. I remember the men, some broken in body, some broken in mind. I remember empty sleeves and pant legs, pinned-up so they wouldn’t just dangle and maybe … Continue reading

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History Schmistory

I have been asked to do a history and slideshow presentation for the community group for my old neighborhood. I have been busy searching for old pictures of houses and buildings that once were there it is amazing. It seems … Continue reading

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A Fishing Story

I usually save these stories for my “Tall Tales” page but I’m making an exception here. This actually happened to one of my friends (yes I actually have friends, don’t be so insulting). W and E went fishing together to … Continue reading

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