A blog about rebuilding in the Avenues of Jacksonville after the tornado of March 19, 2018.

Debris 3/19

The modest homes in my Jacksonville neighborhood house retired JSU faculty members, students renting the single-family homes in groups, mid-career professionals and many blue-collar families. Kids from all manner of backgrounds bounce together on backyard trampolines, race their bikes down the streets and catch the bus to the schools on the other, newer side of town. I wrote all that in the present tense, but for many that description is now a thing of the past, a former life.