Gladys McCullough Alexander:
Looking Back at the Long Ago


Memories on Parade

Meet the Family

A Town is Born

The Growing McCullough Family

A Church Becomes a Reality

A Closing Word

The Man Called Guelcksie

A is for Arthur

The Coffin House

Poet and Philosopher -- Aged Seven

The Two Room School House

Open the Windows and Open the Doors

Sixteen Girls in White

Four Girls and Five Boys

The Poet in Hot Water

Windows Open for Edith

The Great Decision

Bo Peep



Gladys McCullough AlexanderGladys Orianna McCullough was born in Alicia, Arkansas on September 22, 1896. A middle child among five girls and two boys, she lived on a farm while her father kept a small store.

Shortly after her father's death in 1903, her mother moved all five sisters to Little Rock where they could attend better schools. Gladys lived in Little Rock for the rest of her life.

In 1923 she married George Ludovic Alexander and by him had twins, a boy and a girl in 1927. In the latter 1970's at the request of her children, Gladys wrote this memoir. She died in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 5, 1984.

Description of Original Memoir:

This transcript was created from a photocopy of the original typewritten document.

Transcription Notes:

I have removed all references to page numbers as these are meaningless in a new format, but everything else, including typos, misspellings, etc. is as it appears on the photocopy. Text in [italics] are my own notations.

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