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Room 4 - The Stories

The Aviator

The bi-plane represents the story of “The Aviator” and what he did that caused the streamliner train, The Panama Limited, not to...

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The Brown Bomber

The boxing gloves that belonged to the famous African-American, Joe Louis, (known by the moniker “Brown Bomber”) forecast the upcoming World Championship...

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Jackpot

The drawing of the nickels preceded the “Jackpot” story and illustrated that slot-machines and gambling in Mississippi had to be hidden behind...

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The Broadcast

The small 1930’s radio is a typical symbol of communication in those days of how we heard the news and illustrates another...

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Artist and Author

Beth Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was raised early on in the McColgan Hotel in McComb, Mississippi. Beth (Ella Beth McAdams) graduated with the class of ’48 from Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi. She also attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida as a teen. After several terms there, she attended the University of Mississippi where she was a freshman cheerleader for the Ole Miss Rebels. While there she met and married her husband of 65 years. After living in Jackson until the mid ‘50s, Central Florida became their home where they raised their three children.

 

The Book

Room 4, is a compilation of seventeen stories of vivid childhood memories by 87 year old author and artist Beth Ford who spent ten years from 1933-1943 growing up in the McColgan Hotel in McComb, Mississippi.

Each one of the stories captures a bit of Southern history and a child’s reaction to a world event… or a humorous observation of little Ella Beth’s recounting of her life in a bustling hotel in a small Southern town.

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  • On the potters wheel
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  • Colorful Shoes
  • Beth and Debora Coty
  • Beth at the Printer

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The Broadcast
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The small 1930’s radio is a typical symbol of communication in those days of how we heard the news and illustrates another global event. H.G. Wells’ book The War of the Worlds performed by Orson... Read More
The Aviator
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The bi-plane on the cover of the book is from the story “The Aviator” and what happened to cause the stream-liner, The Panama Limited, not to be on time, which was unheard of. It was... Read More
Artist and Author
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Beth Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was raised early on in the McColgan Hotel in McComb, Mississippi. Beth (Ella Beth McAdams) graduated with the class of ’48 from Central High School in Jackson,... Read More
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