While doing some research for Kathy Lowe earlier today, I stumbled upon some interesting gems from the Shelby County Democrat, circa 1930s. Check the photo below (click the image for a larger view).
Apparently, it was common practice in the 30s for the local paper to publish the day-to-day doings of the townsfolk. Many of these little blurbs could easily fit into any of today's Twitter accounts or Facebook statuses. "Claud Coppinger spent the weekend with the home-folks," for example, or "Mrs. Len Cochrane spent Tuesday shopping in Selma."
The more things change, the more they stay the same.