February’s resident spotlight goes to Nancy of Braselton! Nancy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio during the FDR administration. The most popular song at the time was Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Nancy attended Withrow High School in Cincinnati.
In the echoes of “Hello, Darlin” and “Tight Fittin’ Jeans”, Minnie (or Mickey by many of her older friends) grew up in the Mississippi Delta. It was the time when a local boy by the name of Harold Jenkins was just changing his name to Conway Twitty, from singing in Minnie’s small Baptist church to . . . well, you know the rest.
Martha was born in Boaz, Alabama. At the time Boaz was a land of small, family owned cotton farms with a population of about 3000. When Boaz started to become a dying town, the Chamber of Commerce sought outlet stores to come to the town to revive the economy. It worked as the small town grew to a population of about 20,000.