Johnnie Headrick Mayfield age 57 in 1945
By: Joe Mayfield
During the 1940s and 1950s people had to have a way to take care of the everyday things that occurred, from cuts, to burns, or just a splinter. There was no way to go to the doctor every time someone had a scrape, or scratch, it was necessary that they know what to do to take care of themselves.
BEFORE IT WAS WRIGLEYVILLE
by Mike Fak
Authors Note: I was born in 1948 in Chicago Illinois. Until 1960 I lived at 3824 North Sheffield, just a block and a half from Cubs Park. The following is a compilation of memories that for whatever reason I found myself compelled to turn into this story.
A picture of Mike Fak in 1955 outside Horace Greeley School yard.
By Mike Fak
LETTER FROM A FARM KID, NOW AT SAN DIEGO MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT.
Dear Ma and Pa,
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the
Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to
join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6
by Dale Castle
I’ve always wanted to talk to a person 100 years old. I finally got the opportunity last Saturday when I met Gladys Watkins. As I walked to her front door, I wondered what kind of shape a woman that age would be in. Surely, someone would answer the door for her and probably push her into the living room in a wheel chair. I’d probably have to almost yell to be heard and she wouldn’t be able to see me very well. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
By Laura Pearce
My mother was, as her mother had been, a farmer's daughter who became a farmer's wife.
She graduated, with honors, from a small Christian College in the Midwest, earning a degree in Home Economics. She taught High School in Letts, Iowa for two years during the war and is said to have liked her work and been well suited for it.
The History of Labor Day
The Movement That Created More Than Just a Holiday
Peter McGuire was already working at age eleven, selling newspapers on the streets of New York City, shining shoes, cleaning stores and running errands. It was his job to help support his mother and six brothers and sisters when his father went away to fight in the Civil War in 1863.