There are big differences between then and now

21, my first year of school started a week or so after Labor Day. I was as green as any little country bumpkin that ever entered the hallowed walls of

A. D. Kelly School in Wallace, Alabama. Everybody refered to our school as "Wallace". I still call it Wallace.

1947 was the last year that Wallace had all twelve grades. Economics dictated change. Fall of 1948 we changed to A. D. Kelly Jr. High. We were a "feeder" school for W. S. Neal, the big county school in East Brewton. Wallace tenth thru twelfth grades entered Neal along with North Brewton, Damascus and Henley Roberts. Flomaton got McCal...

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