Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

My hometown is in Alabama, and I have family and friends across the state.  I visited my best friend when she was at the University of Alabama, sharing an apartment with 3 other girls.  That apartment was on 15th Street.

It's all gone.  All of it.  She says when she looks at the photos of Tuscaloosa, a place she spent 4 or more years and visits at least annually when her son competes in a bike race, she can't make out anything.  There are no landmarks anymore.

It takes my breath away.  I cannot imagine what today must be like for the people who lost homes, businesses, family, friends.  Everything.

My immediate family is okay.  I'm not aware of any friends that are affected, but I'm sure there are some.

Today, sweet home Alabama is in my thoughts, prayers and my heart.

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