road trips— for the tame travels and messy adventures of Generation X

The road trips section of level:deepsouth is for recollections and ruminations on enduring/enjoying family vacations, heading out of town with friends, going on tour with the band, or whatever reason we had for piling in the car and leaving home for a while. In an era before backseat DVD players or GPS mapping, when “turnContinue reading “road trips— for the tame travels and messy adventures of Generation X”

1980s Montgomery: Remembered and Now Considered

by Adrienne Gaines Born in the late 1970s, most of my childhood memories come from the 1980s, and are those of a white girl who lived this decade mostly in Montgomery, Alabama. I grew up in a nuclear family of four – my married parents, my older sister, and me – in a middle-class neighborhood,Continue reading “1980s Montgomery: Remembered and Now Considered”

That Vibrant Community

by Foster Dickson In the summer of 1974, I came home from Baptist Hospital to a small, brick, ranch-style house in Normandale, on the corner of Princeton Road and Byrne Drive, which my father inherited after his mother passed away in 1971. This meant that my older brother and I were raised in the houseContinue reading “That Vibrant Community”