Y'ello! We left for vacation today, and are officially in Alabama! The change in time zone seriously threw off my mom earlier, and our exhaust pipe burned a hole into the tarp we had wrapped around our luggage we put on the carrier on the back of our car. Just a few more hours, and we’ll stop for the night at whatever random hotel catches our eye once we’re tired later.

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Hey guys, I honestly can’t believe I’m in a position to make this kind of post but this is where we are.

This is an old friend of mine I knew growing up. That black and white photo is a picture of the two of us all the way back in kindergarten, happy as clams on our way to a girl scout meeting. When I knew her she was always very sweet and quiet, but also had the best sense of humor and was incredibly talented. We were good friends in grade school, and played basketball together later on in middle school. Later on, I was best friends with her neighbor as well. I haven’t seen her in years, despite attending the same college, but she is a huge part of who I was growing up.

Her name is Mary Carmen Nichols. She’s 19 years old and lives in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. She currently attends school in downtown Birmingham. Earlier this morning, her parents found her missing from her home. Both her cell phone and her car were still there. I’ve known her and her family for a very long time and they are all incredibly wonderful people. She would never just run away, not like this. If you have any information to offer, please please please call the number from the article.

Even if you don’t know her or you don’t live in the area, I’m begging you to please signal boost this. Please.

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Hey @sixpenceee I thought you and your followers might enjoy this. 

This is the town of Spectre Alabama. My fiancee and I visited this place on our way to Florida,and the story behind this little town is super cool. It’s not actually a town,though! Spectre Alabama is a fictional town in Tim Burton’s 2003 movie “Big Fish”. (based on the novel by Daniel Wallace) And the ghost town you see here is what’s left of a set that was built specifically for the movie. The two trees that make up the entrance to the town are actually built from styrofoam,and the columns you see in one of my pictures is what’s left of Jenny’s house after it was removed after a few years and some flooding. The town is located on a private island in Millbrook,Alabama,but the people who own it are extremely nice and let you have access to the island for the day for $3 per person,or $10 a night if you want to go camping. There’s also a lot of wildlife on the island,and one of the goats followed my fiancee and me around the entire time we were there,letting us feed and pet him (We temporarily named him Luci Fur). Sadly,most of the town was destroyed by a fire,but 6 houses and the church are still standing. However,I did read somewhere that the owners of the island have plans to eventually rebuild the town. If anyone is ever in the area,I highly suggest taking a visit!

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Alabama is the latest state to offer baby boxes to new parents

  • Alabama just became the third state to provide parents with baby boxes, starter kits that not only contain essentials but double as a bed for newborns.
  • New and expecting parents become eligible to receive one after taking an online quiz about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and general sleep safety as part of a statewide initiative to combat infant mortality.Baby Box Co. 

  • CEO Jennifer Clary told ABC News Alabama especially is facing a “crisis situation” when it comes to infant deaths, with 8.3 out of every 1,000 infants born in Alabama dying every year as compared to the national average of 5.8. Read more. (3/29/2017 1:10 PM)