Remembering the way we worked

Published 1:40 am Saturday, January 18, 2014


Seven long-time Andalusia residents recounted the ways they have worked – from selling hardware to sewing shirts, filling prescriptions, or defending those whose “work” wasn’t exactly legal – in a front-porch visiting style performance Thursday night.

Their recollections were shared as part of the local effort to celebrate the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, The Way We Worked, on display here at the Chamber of Commerce through Feb. 8.

Their stories follow:

Bob Brooks: Hardware opened early

Danny Posey: All doctors were specialized

Roger Powell: Hated to see  carnival arrive

Tom Savage: Dixon wanted to buy own land

Ab Powell: There’s an art to choosing jury

Tiller, Grissett: Alatex affected almost all