The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Thursday, May 31, 2007

An Embarrassment for Bessemer

The Birmingham News reported yesterday that Bessemer will settle a federal ADA (American with Disabilities Act) lawsuit, in which the city conceded it was out of compliance and will correct the matter. This is no small matter. "The whole city is not in compliance," Assistant City Attorney Aaron Killings said.

A 19 block area downtown and the Civic Center are out of compliance, and will be reconfigured, including curbs, sidewalks, parking, water fountains and more. The city has three years to correct the curbs and sidewalks and seven years to correct stage access at the civic center. why seven years?

This act was signed into law in 1990 by Daddy Bush and it is unbelievable that the city of Bessemer ignored the standards outlined in the act for 17 years. What were you thinking, Quitman, and for the last 5 years, Ed?

This city has such potential, and there is so much good going on, then something like this is revealed that shows that those in power do not really care about the disadvantaged. Why should we believe that they are concerned about any of us?

Bham News

I learned this from Dear Abby. "The Ladies Home Journal i 1918 said: 'There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the general accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. Pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.' " Hmmmm. So all those pink Polo and Izod shirts really are for manly men!

More daylilies

And Sweet peas. They will take over if you aren't careful.

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