History of the Scrapbook of Memories
Elizabeth Dodd April 26, 2016
“The Scrapbook of Memories was a project that was begun to get money to keep going with the restoration of the 1902 Semmes School. We were sort of desperate for money. We went out into the community and gathered photos and interviewed people of how they remembered life in Semmes.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Malone, Mildred Wiggins, Delia Lowery, Marion Howell and I met together every Monday night for a year around my dining room table. We just left everything on the table till we finished the book. Everyone came and was willing to work without needing to be reminded. They always said see you next week.”
“We decided to call it Scrapbook of Memories because it was pictures and Memories of how people lived in Semmes.”
“Carolyn Owens was teaching and would come by to see how things were going. When we had finished compiling it together she got someone to publish it for us, some connection she had in the school system.”
A grant has been received from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission Foundation to assist in Semmes Heritage Bicentennial project of the revising and republishing "Scrapbook of Memories" .
Preserving our History