Third Grade 1950-1951 – Don Harbor’s School Days

Third Grade 1950-1951 – Don Harbor’s School Days

My Third Grade teacher was Miss Barbara Manor. Miss Manor was a tall, strikingly handsome woman with long jet black hair worn in either a pony tail or in a bun on the back of her head. Unlike the other teachers, Miss Manor dressed in stylish, though conservative,...
Second Grade 1949-1950  – Don Harbor’s School Days

Second Grade 1949-1950 – Don Harbor’s School Days

My Second Grade teacher was Mrs. Lurlie Franke. She was tall, matronly, slightly heavy.set with jet black hair that was very long. She wore it in a bun on top of her head. She still drove a Model A Ford that looked very old to me in 1949, though it was less than...
Don Harbor’s School Days

Don Harbor’s School Days

Don Harbor wrote his memories of his time at Shades Cahaba to share with family and friends. When I mentioned to him that I was going to produce a Shades Cahaba history podcast, he sent me a copy, which was my starting point for the Shades Cahaba Oral History Project....
The beginnings of the Homewood Board of Education

The beginnings of the Homewood Board of Education

I don’t want today, December 22, 2019, to pass by without recognizing this day in Homewood school history. It was on this day, 50 years ago, in 1969 that the Homewood City Council established the Homewood Board of Education, one of the first steps the city took...
Shades Cahaba Band in a big parade

Shades Cahaba Band in a big parade

It seems that Homewood Bands have been attending Big Parades at least as far back as 1944. The Shades Cahaba Band attended a large War Bond parade in November 1944. 75 years ago!