You have a rich history, bng! I am glad you are sharing this part of your life.
Loved Bear Bryant..........(Who gets the hat after your Dad is gone?) George Wallace.....not so much, but he is a part of Alabama history. I am watching "The Kennedys" on the Reel Channel and back during the JFK administration, Ole Miss was bad because they didn't want James Meredith to enter. It was a dark time, but James Meredith won and graduated from Ole Miss and he is still around......saw him the other day, in fact.
Down in Mississippi, the men still open the doors for their ladies.