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MoMS Exhibition: I’m A Travelin’ Man

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

Attention Retirees

Have you heard about the IRA Charitable Rollover? Good news from Uncle Sam. The IRA Charitable Rollover has been reinstated through 2011 as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. As a matter of fact, contributions for the 2010 tax year can be made retroactively through January 2011. […]

Christmas Appreciation

In honor of the holidays, AHF will explore contributions to literature, film, art and other humanities disciplines in the name of holiday spirit! Or, through the art of storytelling, we will tell you our favorite Christmas memories. Most folks admire roses. Thorns and all. I love to hear “Remember the Rose Bowl, we’ll win then”…tears […]

The Mystery of Moore Elementary School

A few months ago, 1974 Ensley High School alumnus Donnie Flynn created a Facebook site which he so beautifully named “Ensley Highlands 35208.” In just a short time, 1,167 folks, including me, have clicked the magic button and become friends. The reminiscing chatter, plus old pictures of Kiddieland, Legion Field, Rickwood and many long-gone area […]

No sadness in Mudville

I remember. In fact, I will never forget. Exactly 40 years ago in the city of Montgomery and at a spot named Patterson Field a hard fought, nail-biting baseball game took place. It was on a late May night as the Ensley High School Yellow Jackets squared off against Montgomery’s mighty Robert E. Lee Generals. […]

Celebrating birthdays

My recent birthday was fairly normal as birthdays go. The family excused me for some of the day to take in a college basketball game, and the good guys won. The fun is in the winning, and that got the day off to a great start. The hoops game was followed by a nice birthday […]

Alabama rich with baseball legends

I was personally delighted when the grants committee of the Alabama Humanities Foundation recently provided funding for a baseball program developed by Vulcan Park and Museum. “From Factory to Field” is an exhibition, opening April 1, 2010, that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rickwood Field and the history of baseball as a reflection of the […]

Give a gift to help yourself

Have you met Bud?  He is a kind man who is nearing retirement. He also owns some property that is not yielding the financial return he had expected. To double Bud’s trouble, the property is highly appreciated. He would have to pay Uncle Sam a large amount of capital gains tax if he found a […]

Singing a wonderful song

Among my many faults is my love for music. I love sports in a sinful way as well, but that is a story for another day. There is a saying around the Tuxedo Junction section of Ensley: “The man who sings his own praise will usually be singing a solo, and will almost always pitch […]