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The Wonders of Modern Technology, The Horrors of Mother Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

 I lived through the 1973 tornado that devastated Brent, AL and then came up through Center Point, AL I also acutely remember the 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak and a horrific F5 tornado that carved a path through Birmingham on April 8, 1998. Yes, those were scary times for my home state. They were innocent times… Continue reading The Wonders of Modern Technology, The Horrors of Mother Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Birmingham ranks as one of brainiest cities according to Forbes Magazine

Birmingham ranks as one of brainiest cities | Birmingham Business Journal. This comes as no surprise to me, but it may to the rest of the country who think of most Southerners, especially those from Alabama as uneducated, red-neck hicks. Sorry folks. Time for a world view adjustment. And welcome to our well kept surprise… Continue reading Birmingham ranks as one of brainiest cities according to Forbes Magazine

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Office with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

How would you like to have the view every day at work? This is Tall & Handsome’s view from the office. It sits atop Red Mountain. Red Mountain is known and named for its rich red iron ore that runs through the mountain and was used in the steel mills that were the backbone of… Continue reading Office with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Yes, Virginia…it Snows in Alabama…Even in December, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yes, Virginia…it Snows in Alabama…Even in December By Beverly Hicks Burch Overnight we had a weather event here in Alabama…in other words it SNOWED!! Yes folks it does snow in Alabama, sometimes even in December. Most of our snow tends to hit after the first of the year and we’ve had big snows (4-8 inches)… Continue reading Yes, Virginia…it Snows in Alabama…Even in December, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Visitors and Trees, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Back in 1996 when Atlanta hosted the Olympics, Birmingham hosted some of the venues for the Olympics. It was during that time, Birmingham like Atlanta did a major “spruce up” and face lift to welcome visitors. Of course one way to do that is to landscape. I don’t know if it was during that time… Continue reading Visitors and Trees, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Lonesome Dove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Lonesome Dove By Beverly Hicks Burch Spring is around the corner and daylight savings time has “sprung forward”. (I hate loosing that hour!) That’s a clear sign things will soon be turning warmer and we’ll see changes all around us. Days are becoming longer and I’ve detected the return of certain little friends. As kids… Continue reading Lonesome Dove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass…or Where in the World is Bev? By Beverly Hicks Burch What’s your idea of adventure? I realize the idea or concept of adventure is relative to each individual. To some a few dashes of habanera sauce over their food or going mustang one day when they forgot to… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 1: Cupcake…or Happy Birthday to Me…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 1 Cupcake…or Happy Birthday to Me… By Beverly Hicks Burch del.icio.us Tags: The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries,Diary Quilt,Quilt Blocks,Applique,Parents,Birth,Tall & Handsome,East Tennessee,Birmingham AL del.icio.us Tags: Humor,Birthday,Photography On an early January morning, I entered this world as the first born daughter of a young East Tennessee couple. I had been, at first, what… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 1: Cupcake…or Happy Birthday to Me…, by Beverly Hicks Burch