Alabama

 

I was born on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. We left when I was six months old. My parents weren’t from Alabama. When dad retired from the army, we moved back from Hawaii in the 70’s. Last week, I celebrated my 54th birthday here for the first time in 25 years.  I wonder what has changed in all those years.

Perhaps I was wondering the wrong question. It should be more about what has not changed. Before you leave my writings and think this is gonna get all crazy, let me say hang tight.

My mama lives in Alabama . So does my sister.  One of my sons moved here to attend my old university.  Those are three reasons worth their weight in gold to visit.

Here is my list of what has not changed.

1.  Sweet Iced Tea can’t be beat.

2.  Spring is so beautiful.

3.  Life long friends are still here.

4.  Governors will pay the price.

5.  He will be forgiven in time.

6.  BBQ is better here.

7.  Chow chow is delicious. Look it up.

8.  Neighbors will check on you.

9.  God bless you has several definitions.  They aren’t all good either.

As you can tell from my list food is top priority.  If one can not entertain, food becomes the highlight. There is good and bad in that. I go home with a happy belly, but back to my hard routine of exercise.

I leave with a happy heart to have spent my time wisely. My photos for this post are all taken by me in Alabama.  Home is not here any longer, but my life is forever changed for living here during formative teenage years and young adulthood.  Happy Easter to everyone.  

 

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8 thoughts on “Alabama

  1. Pam Rhodes

    I was glad I got to hang out with you for a part of your birthday! Glad you got to spend time with your mother and stepdad and especially Eli!

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Hi Lynn,

      Thank you for your comment. I hate to say it, but I had stopped liking Alabama until this trip. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of what is most important . Hope to see you around !!

      Reply
  2. Wendell A. Brown

    I was not born at Maxwell AFB, but my wife and I were at Lackland at the same time doing boot camp March 1977. We met in April 1977 however at Keesler for Technical School after graduation from boot camp, We married June 24 of 1977, and had the opportunity to live and serve in Hawaii for four years. Now we live in Georgia! Funny how life takes us many different places at the right times in our lives! Thanks for what you always share Alesia! God bless!

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