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Alabama February 11, 2016

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.
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My father is from Alabama. Grew up in Birmingham. You’d think that this would mean, for sure, that I have been to Alabama.

Well . . . no.

I come from (what feels like) a somewhat strange family, and I don’t talk about it much. It’s small, and growing up I rarely saw anyone who was technically a relative—not that there were many to see. Neither my sister nor I had children, so it’s the end of a couple of bloodlines, folks.

My father’s parents and brother died before I was born. His sister lived in Georgia.

An art museum stands at the spot where his house used to be.

I always thought we would make a trip there, but our family didn’t make a lot of trips, and we never got there together.

At least not during my consciousness. When I asked, my father said that he thinks I was in the state once, as a baby—but ever so briefly.

I don’t know anyone in Alabama.

I’ve always wanted tour of the Gulf states, but it doesn’t ever quite make it to the top of the list. I should, though, shouldn’t I?

Been there?: Yes but No

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1. Mali - February 19, 2016

Yes. You should. Go investigate your father’s roots.

2. guacachocolatte - February 19, 2016

Yes, but I would prioritize Alaska over Alabama.

3. guacachocolatte - February 19, 2016

And Montreal over Alabama.

4. guacachocolatte - February 19, 2016

And going to the dentist over Alabama.

indigobunting - February 22, 2016

These TOTALLY made me laugh. I have two friends going to Alabama in the next month—one to visit her sister, one to go to some luxurious spot on the gulf with family…

5. Adamus - February 25, 2016

No.


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