StoryCorps

Recalling An Alabama Childhood

Joyce McKay (left) visits with her friend Jacque Minor at the Atlanta History Center.
Joyce McKay (left) visits with her friend Jacque Minor at the Atlanta History Center.
Credit COURTESY OF STORYCORPS

Here’s a quick question. What do you remember from childhood? Playing in creeks? Skinned knees? Skipping stones?

Well, Joyce McKay recently recalled some memories with her friend Jacque Minor. One key memory she has is being adopted by her great-aunt Beaula McKay.

After her adoption Joyce McKay moved from Springfield, Massachusetts to Opelika, Alabama — 80 years ago.

This story was recorded in partnership with The Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth. To book time with a loved one or friend go to WABE.org/storycorps.