Saturday, May 30, 2009

What do you Miss Most in Alabama?

I'm an extraordinarily sentimental person. I love being able to re-visit the same places year after year. So when something changes or gets rebuilt or closes, I just hate it. Even if I didn't like it THAT much, after it's closed, I sure convince myself that I did!

I guess it's that whole "you want what you can't have" thing.

What's worse is that my husband and I seem to have a curse: all places important to us close. For instance: Sarris' Steakhouse, the location of our wedding rehearsal dinner, is now the ever-so-very-classy "Love Stuff".

I wrote this post about our sad, but yet oddly humorous curse.

So, my question is: What do you miss most that is no longer around, or just different than it used to be? Feel free to link in if you have a post about your favorite memories, or comment in your favorite places that are no longer around.


Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

The Flush in Auburn.

Green Hills Grille and this awesome Italian restaurant in Huntsville.

It all centers around food for me, apparently.

Tammy said...

This is a tough one, but if I had to answer one place I would say my family's restaurant in Mobile... which was named Constantine's. :-)

Mary said...

I miss so much of the old B'ham. The train station even though it was torn down when I was really young, it's a shame it's gone.

The old Eastwood Mall -- now that's a great memory. The fish in the pond at Eastwood Mall.... anyone remember that?!

The old HangOut in Gulf Shores -- another one of those 'before my time' things, but whoa!

Krispy Kreme by Eastwood Mall -- now Olive Garden sits in that location.

Crestwood Pool -- grew up swimming in that pool.

I could go on and on and on, but I'll stop

Unknown said...

I grew up in Homewood. Of course, Homewood is still around, but it's SO DIFFERENT! The movie theater my brother & I used to go to on Green Springs has been turned into an antique mall (or that's what it was last time I looked). The park has been totally redone. SoHo...need I say more? Even the little bridge I used to turn on to go home is no longer a bridge! And while I really like the "new" Brookwood mall, I miss my old stomping ground.

Restoration House Interiors said...

I am NOT in Alabama but joined this group since I was born an raised in AL for over 20 yrs. After college I moved away since my hubby was in the Air Force but I always say that my heart is there and one day we will be back to live..anyhow, I think the one thing I miss the most if Trade Day in Marshall County. My girlfriend and I were just talking about things that I missed yesterday when this came up...I miss seeing crops, fields, farms and barnhouses too...imagine that!

Derek said...

The Globe in downtown Northport, and Bama Bino's pizza in Tuscaloosa. I also miss the beach as it was when I was growing up, before all the condos. And Ray & Tom's restaurant in Jackson.

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