Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Jul 31st

Cameos of Minden

Life - Cameos of Minden

Rationing during the Depression

I had saved enough money to go to Shreveport and find me some shoes for both work and dress and had made arrangements to take Monday off from work and ride to Shreveport with Mrs. Leon Adkins, my boss' wife.

That Sunday night shoes were "frozen" and you had to give up a stamp from your ration book for one pair of shoes. I think that was for a year.

We drove over and she carried me to Phelps where I had been fitted since I was a little girl.

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Life - Cameos of Minden

Old Things

Recently I thought about how the old fashioned “parlors” were in the long ago, and how differently we ‘lived long ago, and by that I mean when I was a little girl, and ev...

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Initials and nicknames

What an assortment of names young people had that we grew up with in Minden!

J. R. and J. P. became Baptist preachers. L. G. had a beautiful voice. O. H. and J. Y. were br...

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Life - Cameos of Minden

Southern Sayings

There is just a “special vocabulary” in the South that is understood by Southerners, and nowhere else on earth will you hear these sayings or phrases. In fact “nary’ a on...

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Cats – you love ‘em or hate ‘em

Cats – you either love them or you hate them, there is no middle ground.

I would say that I have owned many cats in my lifetime, but that is just the reversal of the truth...

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