Why I Love Alabama

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Terri Wilson

South University Online


In 1997 my parents moved us to Florida where I got a job working at a place called Ruskin Tomato Growers. After working there for about two weeks I met and fell in love with the man that I would soon marry. Within a week Charles asked me if I would move to his home state of Alabama and become his wife. I agreed and on the eleventh day of knowing him were married in a small ceremony at the court house. When we arrived in Alabama it was winter time. There was a little bit of snow on the ground but not much. You could see smoke coming out of all the chimney’s and smell the wood that was used to warm the homes. It felt very inviting and I was happy I made
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One of the things I loved about Alabama was the southern hospitality of the people. You never met a stranger. You can drive down the street and people would wave at you like they’ve known you forever. Most of Alabama is farmland so I learnt how to plant a garden and work it growing my own vegetables than canning and freezing them. Homegrown vegetables always seemed to taste better than the ones you bought in the store. Maybe because a lot of love and hard work went into growing your own. I learnt how to gather eggs and milk a cow. Even how to churn my own butter. One thing I had to adjust to was the smell from the farms. Being from the city I wasn’t used to that and it took some getting used to. The scenery in Alabama is beautiful. From the majestic mountains, to the lakes we swam in. One beautiful place is called Noccula Falls. It’s a 90 foot water fall. Legend has it that a young Indian girl named Noccula fell in love. Her boyfriend wasn’t rich so her dad ran him off. Noccula was heartbroken so she jumped from the falls and ended her life. They say from time to time you can catch a glimpse of her spirit walking thru the falls looking for the love of her life. My sister Robyn took some pictures at the falls and it did show what appeared to be a young girl of about 17 in a white gown but it could
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