A fairy land that no one else could enter, and in the center, it's Monday Mail.
Our opening's from "Stars Fell on Alabama."
Here's an email possibly in reference to Alabama:
This is Chad with Movoto, the real estate brokerage site. Today we published an article to take a look at the most exciting places in Alamaba. We looked at places with populations over 10,000 and then ranked them on factors such as nightlife, active life options, population density, etc.
Phenix City came in as the 9th most exciting place in Alambama.
I can't decide which spelling I like best, Alamaba or Alambama. Neither's as good as Bamalama, though.
Here's an email about a correspondent's comments last week on sprawl:
I read your column which was so prominently sprawled across the pages (might have been because the newsboy threw it on the lawn, where it got rained on). Anyway, most of it was legible....
While I do agree with "Disgruntled" that urban sprawl is quickly gobbling up real estate, it is a sad fact of the modern world. We've gone and put ourselves in one darned big hurry -- instant communications, instant oatmeal, instant grits, three-minute eggs, fast food....
We are so used to having quick (almost instantaneous) responses and interactions that the search for land to build places that cater to those needs has exploded in the last 10 or so years. This isn't Mayberry anymore; God knows, there are times I wish it was. This town could use an Andy Taylor (we already have enough Barney Fifes).
... The exploding urban sprawl has caused some tragic side effects. Did you know, for example, according to building codes there are NO setback requirements for someone building next to a cemetery? The builder could simply plunk down his building directly on his property line, thus obscuring said cemetery from view.... This is all done in the name of progress -- bulldoze this land, put up yet another self-storage place; let's go big box store, you already have four in the area, but let's put up one more. Meanwhile, traffic and pollution continually increase; it's enough to make anyone scream.
It's no wonder that many people are buying land in nearby counties on which to build their homes, to get away (albeit for a brief time) from this insanity!
Jeffrey A. Nix.
Land shoppers should check out Russell County. It's among the most exciting places in Bamalama.