Alabama, Alabama Tornado Outbreak 4-27-2011, Birmingham, Birmingham AL, Home, Storms, Tornado, Weather

Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

April Tornado Damage 2011

As you and your family celebrate the 4th this year, I ask you to keep my home State Alabama in your thoughts and prayers. This photo was taken not too far from my house…and the home remains in this condition today.

If you have been spared the devastation of the April storms that tore through Alabama and other storms this spring that hit towns with names like Joplin, MO and Ringgold, GA, then consider yourself among the very, very lucky this weekend.

I’m just grateful all I have to do is put a new roof on my house because of the storms…

There’s still a lot of recovery going on in Alabama and other states.

God bless you, Sweet Home, Alabama…

© 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved


4 thoughts on “Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch”

  1. Do you know of the family of Cansada (Annie) Sellers-Davis. She was (1900-1995) a master quilter and taught quilting (by hand). She won many quilt shows and her quilts toured the world, including a display in a Hall in the Smithsonian. Birmingham had a festival “Annie Sellers’ Days” celebrating her achievements. My family is from the Tennessee Valley, Birmingham, Bessemer, Georgia…… Texas …. Colorado, Nebraska, Florida….I’m searching for my grandmother’s quilts. Trying …. I would be most appreciative if you can help spread the word. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Linda, No, I did’t know Annie. I’m originally from East Tennessee, but have lived in the Birmingham area most of my life. Annie was a little before my time. You might try contacting the Birmingham Musuem of Art. The last Art Director there, Gail Andrew paid interest in textile arts and quilts. She retired in October, but the Museum might be able to guide you to someone who could help. Good luck on your search.


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