I’ve lived in Birmingham for 35 years. I mean, literally, Birmingham. My wife and I have never lived outside the city’s boundaries. We’ve lived on the East side of Birmingham, on the Southwest side, and now we live on Southside, a few blocks behind UAB, where we’ve owned a home since 1999. When we came to Birmingham, Richard Arrington was mayor. He was followed for a brief time by William Bell (as interim), then Bernard Kincaid, Larry Langford and William Bell again.