About 18 months ago I started going to Eufaula on a fairly regular basis. This morning I was cleaning some files off my phone and came across some footage that I shot to share with some friends. My family had always said that the widening would not and did not, as it has since been completed, change the beauty the street in question.
Many of you have seen this street in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama". It is a beautiful street with a canopy of trees shading Antebellum homes. I found a video on youtube of the street. Posted below, it will give you an idea of what the area looks like. The street in question is at the end of the video
It's a beautiful town full of southern charm, right? Who would want to ruin this historic beauty? Read on, the answer will probably surprise you
Ok, so to not make this a huge tale of all the legal proceedings, etc, I will give you the Reader's Digest version.
Here are the pertinent facts"
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My first trip to Eufaula was January 2014. The street was AMAZING. When the decision to widen the street was made I have to admit you could see a noticeable change. As "progress" continued the street got uglier and uglier....
Finally the judge (U.S. District Judge to be exact) ruled in December that the work would begin. The Historical Society (often referred to as the Hysterical Society) was beside themselves. Their beautiful street and town were about to be destroyed. The homes in question had survived Sherman's March To The Sea only to be utterly destroyed, DESTROYED I TELL YOU, 151 years later by the widening of the street. --- Ummmm wait a minute.... They were only taking a 12" (for those of you who need a visual that's two dollar bills end to end) off the median... No trees were being removed, the property did not lose land or trees or even have those uber-destructive bright orange paint marks put on the curbs.
There was damage to the beauty of the street though, I have to admit, though it wasn't what everyone was complaining about. I visited in April, aside from the fact that traffic moved better, you could not tell the difference. The new white lines in the center of the street did no detract from the beauty and elegance of the street. What struck me this morning when I was looking at the videos is what did ruin the street, at least for me, a tourist to the area.
Are you ready? I know you want to know....
For almost a year during the Great Debate this beautiful street was littered with ugly white and red signs.
These eyesores were EVERYWHERE They were ugly and littered the street. THIS is what ruined the beauty.
Below are a couple of videos that I hot on my drive up in December 2014 The signs were everywhere.
Often the enemy we create in our minds pales in comparison to the monsters we create to battle it.
In case you have not heard... #GreysAnatomy is #DeadLikeDerek. God-Complexed Shondra Rhimes killed off Derek and the show. Who was the driving force who found the cause of the plane crash, who was the one who fought for the purchase of the hospital? Derek. You do not survive a serial killer, a plane crash, seeing your father murdered in front of you, your wife's miscarriage... only to be killed off at an inept hospital... Why he was taken to that hospital is unknown. In a crash of that magnitude he should have been air-lifted. The responders acted like they did not know who he was. There was a rescue crew SECONDS away, yet no one knew who he was?? Meredith did not call anyone? Seriously?? Plus his face was all over Seattle as the face of Seattle Grace... Anyone remember that? There is NO WAY no one knew who he was. He had his ID and they had his license plate, plus he was known to all the EMS people. Remember how when he kept getting pulled over for speeding Meredith said none of them ticket him because he saved most of their lives? Sudden;y they all have amnesia?!? If he was going to be killed off WHY NOT AT LEAST BE LOGICAL???
I have not watched the show since the 4/23/15 episode. I hear now they are a year in the future? So now they are doing a sci-fi show? You have got to be kidding me!
I understand that @PatrickDempsey wanted out, and am happy that he is enjoying life on the racing circuit. I just don't think that viewers like myself who have been loyal to the show for 11 seasons deserved that crappy of an ending.
There is a reason that 65% of the viewers sopped watching when Derek was killed off. Please join me in contacting ABC (@abc) and their parent company The Walt Disney Company (@disney) that his death was a very poor choice, and the result of it is the death of all of diva Rhimes' shows. Scandal, How to get away with murder and any and all other shows she may come up with in the future.
#IHateShondraRhimes and #iamboycotting #TGIT
#GreysAnatomy is #DeadLikeDerek #FireShondraRhimes
ARANAR GLASS TECH, LLC is an unethical business run by a scumbag. Jeffrey Diamond of Palm Beach, FL owes former employees in excess of $60,000 in back wages and legal fees. He owes the IRS a significant amount as well due to embezzling funds paid by employees for payroll taxes. If you are considering doing business with this man or any of his alleged companies - he changes company names as the lawsuits and financial obligations grow - DON'T! Check public records - You will see the scammer this man truly is.
Jeffrey H Diamond, president of Aranar is a scam artist. He has a history of running up bills and not paying them. He has held money from several employees - Forcing them to call repeatedly and then lying about sending payment. I am a firm believer in karma and would hate to have anything to do with him when karma strikes because you are going to be burned in the process. Apparently running scams runs in his family - his father Robert Diamond is also an unethical business man. An ELDERLY couple were ripped off when he sold a piece from Marilyn Monroe's estate as Sapphires and Diamonds. It turned out to be paste and the ELDERLY couple that bought it had to sue as Bob would only accept an appraisal from his "associate" as the truth when this elderly couple had 3 showing it was fake. They should put BOTH Diamonds in a cell next to Bernie Madoff.