Today’s guest columnist is Maury D. Gaston.
Having lived all over the country I moved back to Birmingham 24 years ago—first to Homewood and then Mountain Brook.
For much of that time, even though I worked within the city limits of Birmingham and paid the occupational tax, I had very little interest in Birmingham itself.
Then everything changed. Continue reading Mountain Brook man has epiphany about Birmingham
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A few months ago I discussed with some friends (all of us well over 65) how we might get around Birmingham if/when we could no longer drive.
“We’d take the bus,” one replied and we all laughed. None of us had ridden a public bus since the 1960’s. We also didn’t seem to know anyone who rode the bus.
The members of my transportation discussion group all live in Mountain Brook or Vestavia. “Let’s take some field trips,” I said. “Let’s catch the bus in our neighborhoods and go downtown for lunch.”
They looked at me as if I’d suggested we all get root canals. Continue reading You won’t believe my experience riding a Birmingham bus!