Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones

I retired from teaching in Homewood 2008. I live in Birmingham, where I am now a photographer and photoblogger. I’ve hosted Birmingham Alabama Daily Photoblog for 5 years and Paris Through My Lens Photoblog for almost 5. I am a community and church volunteer.

How isolated we were

I lived over the mountain in Homewood. I never realized until recently how isolated we were back then. The day of the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, I remember that some of my friends and I had planned to go to the downtown library after church to work on a term paper we had put off. I guess we saw the news on TV and of course our mothers would not let us go downtown.

I recently saw “4 Little Girls” by Spike Lee at our church, Independent Presbyterian Church. There was so much that I never knew. (more…)