Nowadays we use computers a lot, and some words have changed meanings. Lowell Streiker in A Treasury of Humor, shares The Vermonter’s Guide to Computer Lingo, most of which applied to Alabama:
Modem: What you did to the hayfields
Windows: What you closed when it was below 30 degrees
Log On: Making the wood stove hotter Hard Drive: Getting home during the muddy season
Microchips: What is left in the bag when the big chips are gone.
Download: Getting the firewood off the truck Megahertz: What you get if you are not careful downloading.
Times have changed but most of us like to talk about the good old days. That is a good reason to join the Historical Society.
Several of us have been busy interviewing a variety of Hoover residents for the history book. Betty Bagby has been busy going through newspaper clippings, copying and filing them by topic. She could use some help on Wednesdays. We have had a few items donated to the archives. Please let us know if you have something interesting tucked away in a box at your house.
This month has been a busy one. Although we did not have a meeting, a group of 20 enjoyed a lovely day in Sylacauga at the Marble Festival, thanks to Mayor Ivey providing the transportation.
Then on Sunday the 19th, we had a wonderful membership tea at the Hoover-Randle House, meeting old friends and new. A few of us traveled to Mobile for the annual Alabama Historical Association meeting where we heard some interesting speakers, toured the sites, and dined on some delicious seafood.
Our last meeting for this term will be May 19 at the Hoover Library. We will be installing the new officers elected at the last meeting. I will be turning the leadership duties over to Carolyn Kolar. It has been an exciting year with many accomplishments, thanks to a great group of members who are willing to work together to get things done. I really appreciate the opportunities I have had to get to know many of you. It has been a pleasure to serve as your President.