Files from Yesteryear: 1940


From the Files of 1940:

Willingham News

Miss Louise Harris spent a few snowy days with Flora Edna Law last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rowell are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on January 19th.

Everyone awoke last Tuesday morning, surprised to see such a large snow. It was 10 or 12 inches deep – the largest snow most young people had ever seen.

On last Wednesday, Junior Graham had a nice, long hike in the snow, carrying the mail on foot.

Miss Mary Law, who has been staying at Vinemont, has returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Kilgore have moved to Logan to make their future home.

Misses Flora Edna Law and Louise Harris visited Misses Carolyn and Virginia Caudell on Monday evening.

Winfred McManus, who has been in a Birmingham hospital, has returned home.

J.D. Law spent Monday night with his son, S.L., near Nebo.

Reverend Pace and his two small sons were the Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Law.

Anon News

Anon has been wrapped up this past week with about nine inches of snow. Mail has been slowed up because they couldn’t plow through the snow, but everyone has had fun making snowmen and throwing snowballs.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Curtis recently visited this community. Their visit was enjoyed very much.

Miss Marie Wilhite is visiting relatives at Cullman.

Barbara Reeder was the Sunday guest of Freda Margaret Wilhite.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burks visited Mrs. J.T. Linton, who is very ill.


Artis Lee Jones, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jones, formerly of Cullman and now of Miami, Florida, died there last Wednesday, the remains being brought to Cullman last Thursday.

Funeral services were held last Friday at Fellowship Church, at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend J.H. Brown officiating and Moss-Scheuing in charge.

He is survived by his parents and one sister, Doris.


Hugh P. Brindley, formerly of Columbia, Tennessee and who is well-known to many about Cullman, has just opened a new grocery and meat market in the same location on the Stiefelmeyer block, as was formerly occupied by the Bright’s Meat Market.

The building has been remodeled, repainted and installed with new fixtures, counters and equipment. Mr. Brindley will have charge of the meat market, Jack Speegle will work in the grocery department and Joe Speakman will serve as the delivery boy (and a prompt one, he says).

Mr. Brindley, who has worked for the A and P Tea Company for the past eleven years, has already moved his family to Cullman and lives next door to Mr. Lee Lassetter on First Street East.


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