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I am a Georgia born, Florida raised, Alabama newcomer. I’m also a  wife of 37 years, mother of 4 + 1, grandmother of 2, writer, novice photographer, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and substitute teacher.

Due to a job transfer, my husband and I  left Jacksonville, Florida in April of 2014 and moved to Birmingham. I started this blog as a place to gather information about Birmingham that I found helpful – for myself and for the  other families moving here along with us.

The original title , “The Bells Go To Birmingham – 2014” , was a play on words referencing a book I’ve read numerous times over the past six years or so. The book is The Watsons Go To Birmingham- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I jumped into the middle of that book when I took over an English class mid-year. The following year I read it aloud to my sixth graders. Since then I’ve read it together with many classes. I’m no longer teaching full-time, but I keep a few copies of the book on my bookshelf at home. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d actually be living in Birmingham. What providence from God – and it seems a bit of a sense of humor, too.

in March of 2015, I felt it was  time to shift my focus a bit. I want to continue to explore Birmingham and share my thoughts and pictures. I want to make Birmingham my home.

I’m currently a staff writer for the Leaf and a substitute teacher in Shelby and Jefferson Counties.

You may also like my personal blog, Not In This Soup Alone .

You can reach me at angie5804@gmail.com. You may also want to follow my tweets  on Twitter.

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