Posts made in August, 2009

Another letter to Mobile Bay Monthly Editor Judy Culbreth

August 11, 2008 Editor Judy CulbrethMobile Bay Monthly (MBM) Mobile , AL Dear Judy, Recently, I picked up and scanned your August issue of the MBM and caught your story on Satchel Paige. Only weeks prior, in a local bookstore, I saw an ad for the latest book about him in a weekly news magazine. Satchel is one of many famous Mobilians who didn’t come from the right Mobile pedigree, but like Hank Aaron, Jimmy Buffett, Willie McCovey, Jake Peavy, Ozzie Smith, Billy Williams and more, all went on to find national fame. Only author Winston Groom, of Forrest Gump, attended the city’s top-private school, UMS Preparatory. This town is full of talent, both, rich and poor, but you would never know it by this community’s beliefs, values and the city’s leadership – the same...

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