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Aug 21st

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Remembering the Cozy Theater

Remembering the Cozy Theater

I have had several inquiries about the Cozy Theater that was located behind the stores on back street.

Some never knew of its existence. One lady remembered that blacks were allowed to buy tickets to the balcony at the Rex Theater, but she never knew there was a black theater.

Perhaps I would not have known about it if I had not worked at Andress Motors Company from November 1940 until the fifties. Mr. Leon Adkins was an officer in the company at Andress and he was also a Baptist Deacon.

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The Ring: A symbol of a mother’s love

The Ring: A symbol of a mother’s love

It was hard to find money for even the necessities of life in my childhood, and a class ring was certainly not a necessity but oh, how I wanted that ring.

It was not just ...

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Downtown Minden

Downtown Minden

Down memory lane again as we revisit the businesses that were in place in Minden in the thirties in the area between Union Street and Pine Street.

One business that was a ...

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Remembering Zenobia West

Remembering Zenobia West

The pale October sun cast a patterned shadow on the carpeted floor as it came through the lace curtains at the window. There she stood in the beautiful purple dress with ...

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Memories of products and stores

Memories of products and stores

Do you remember the little grape drink that we enjoyed long ago called "Grapette?" I don't know if there are still drinks being bottled by that name, but it was a delicio...

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Substitutions of the past

Substitutions of the past

There were so many ways that we followed the instructions: " Use it up, wear it out; make it do or do without." Those were the words we lived by during the Great Depressi...

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Ask a stupid question

Ask a stupid question

Several things have taken place this year that have contributed to my sadness. First the death of a friend of long ago, in fact an old friend. It seems that things bring ...

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