September 10, 2009 Thursday
I had a great day yesterday. I went down to Jackson to see my mom. I try to get down here every 6-7 weeks. I used to not like coming to Jackson for a long time, but that has changed. I look forward to coming down now. I enjoy the time with my mom and then seeing friends that I don’t get to see very often. I spent some time at Jackson High School. Was able to go to football practice and spent some time talking to Ken Harbuck, Coach Landon Hilt, Coach Jeff Kelly, and Coach Bob Bumpers and even saw Mrs. Walker in the office. There is something about re-establishing those relationships. It took me 10 years but I do enjoy going home every now and then. It’s a time of refreshing where it used to seem draining. Never forget where you came from. I been seeing, in my mind, two big signs on either side of town; Welcome to Jackson, AL; The hometown of Scott Wimberly, bestselling author, speaker, mentor, and coach. I can see it; even drove down by the Water Treatment Plant and Anderson Bros Dodge, where each sign will be so I could picture what they will look like.