Why I Love Alabama

Topics: Love, Marriage, Alabama Pages: 3 (883 words) Published: September 7, 2013

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 the decision to move there. One thing I found amusing though is when they had two inches of snow on the ground they would wrap chains on their tires so they could drive in it. When we arrived at my mother in laws house the first thing I saw was a beautiful decorated Christmas tree standing in the corner and smelt the biscuits and sausage gravy cooking in the kitchen. My stomach began to growl I was so hungry. When we married I didn’t really know anything so my mother in law Era took me under her wing and taught me. I’d get in the kitchen and watch her cook. I loved watching her make homemade biscuits. She would pour the flour into the bowl, added the ingredients than roll them into balls in her aging hands. They always turned out perfect and oh so mouthwatering. I remember waking up early one morning and decided to make breakfast. I got out the flour to make the biscuits, added the ingredients and rolled them the way I watched her do. After putting them in the oven I scrambled the eggs and fried the bacon. When breakfast was ready, I told them to come eat. The three of us sat down at the table. Charles got a couple of biscuits and went to open them so he could add butter. They was so hard that wasn’t happening. In fact they was...

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