Clarke County

Have you ever seen Big Fish?

I’m pretty sure that movie was based on this place.

I visited Grove Hill, Jackson and Coffeeville this weekend, and I have to say if it weren’t for the horrible cellphone reception I’d consider living out away from the city.

I learned so much about my family’s history and the way things used to be. I even learned more about Alabama’s history.

For instance, have you heard about the quilts they make at Gee’s Bend? They are INCREDIBLE. I didn’t get a chance to go there since you have to take a ferry, but I will definitely make it over there one day.

Anyway, I took a few pictures at my relative’s house/land in Coffeeville. It’s about 20 miles away from civilization… But it is so peaceful.

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This house reminded me so much of Dorothy’s house on The Wizard of Oz

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We stopped by a cemetery and looked at some old headstones in the spirit of Halloween! This one was my favorite:

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There was a corn field with a female scarecrow in front of it..

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And the corn field was covered with these beautiful monarch butterflies!! It. was. Amazing!!!

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I just loved the slow-life feel of this place.

Everybody knows everybody, and you wave at everyone who passes by while you’re sitting on your front porch swing. I was just waiting for Andy and Opie to walk by whistling and carrying their cane poles.

If I ever get tired of all of the traffic and chaos of the city life, you know where I’ll be.

Until next post,

-Mallie

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