Bitter Melon Soup

The ’78 Astros were not very good, but I remained a devoted fan, following them on my portable radio through another summer. One slow Tuesday, I was listening to a double header, half-heartedly rolling newspapers for delivery, when the bounce of a basketball caught my attention. I pushed my work aside—I was twelve at theContinue reading “Bitter Melon Soup”

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”