LIST Birmingham July 2019

JULY 2019

MELVIN’ S MONTHLY MOMENTS

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NOT ONLY A HOME, BUT A COMMUNITY

What Does That Mean to You This 4th of July?

The Fourth of July is quite the holiday in our community. We all celebrate the freedoms so many have dedicated their lives to protecting. There are always a host of events, which is what makes the holiday so special in our area. It reminds us at LIST Birmingham how much our work really does matter, even in the smallest ways. We’re not simply connecting a buyer and a seller. We’re introducing a new family to a home and community to cherish for years to come. I’m a veteran, and to see everyone so jovial and patriotic is special. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is on my son Bram’s playlist, and he chooses it often. You may see the freedoms we exercise in the little things we do, especially during the holidays through traditions in your neighborhood. Here in Birmingham, all sorts of events are going on; it’s an eventful day for us. Our church, Our Lady of Sorrows, will be hosting its 70th Annual Independence Day Festival. The charitable fundraiser will include barbecue, games, a raffle, and the popular Trash and Treasure rummage sale. One of our favorites is the mayor of Homewood always volunteers for the dunking booth. Our next stop is a Festivus celebration at a friend’s house. If you have seen the “Seinfeld” episodes, you know it is a Christmas holiday, but my crazy friend makes it a Fourth of July event. He has a pool with a huge water slide for the kids, games, and tons of food. “You may see the freedoms we exercise in the little things we do, especially during the holidays through traditions in your neighborhood.” From there, the whole family commutes to the The Club to watch the fireworks display from atop Red Mountain. During the ride over, you can tune into any radio station and find patriotic music. While you may not know every song or artist, everyone’s dedication to the holiday is remarkable. Growing up, the Fourth of July was always a fun time for us, so it’s nice to see our son continue to enjoy the same fun today. This area is a perfect fit for us and has such a positive impact on my family and neighbors.

The Club is a fantastic place. Sitting atop Red Mountain, it is filled

with restaurants and organizes a variety of events throughout the year including

a New Year’s event, a big

family Christmas event, an Easter luncheon, and a Mother’s Day

brunch. Every year in Birmingham, a huge

fireworks display lights the sky over Vulcan statue; it’s

such a huge display that you can capture a prime view of it from any parking lot in the vicinity. The Club is one of the best places to see the show.

By the end of it all, you’re exhausted to say the least, but a great time is had by all. Even if you’re not into fireworks like we are (due to the stress it can put on pets), we at LIST Birmingham want to work to find not only the right home for you but also a community that suits your needs and interests. For more information on how we can find a neighborhood for you, please give me a call at 205-223-6192 or visit our website anytime at Melvin.ListBirmingham.com, and I’ll be excited to start this journey with you.

–Melvin Upchurch

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