8-15-2014 4-04-06 PMIt’s football time! Whether you go to your local high school game, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Nashville or Atlanta, there are some things you need to do to make sure you have an enjoyable time, and not experience unexpected loss of property or injury while at the game. Much like a coach prepares his team for all situations on the football field, you need to be prepared for all situations when attending the game.

One of the first things you need to be aware of is traffic flow in and out of the stadium area. Make sure you know what roads are inbound and outbound to the stadium. Remember, on game day, streets that are normally two-way may become one-way, and some that are usually open may even be closed. When you arrive and are looking for a place to park, make sure you park in a well-lit area. This will not only help you find your vehicle after the game, but it also will provide a safer environment in which to park. Most well-lit areas will have some type of security presence, be that cameras or roving patrols. We all want to park as close to the stadium as possible, and most of the time, stadiums have businesses and homes close by. You may be tempted to park in these private property areas, but be careful if you do, and make sure you have permission first.

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Most businesses do not allow game day parking and may have your vehicle towed at your expense. If you decide to park at someone’s house, there is no guarantee that the homeowner will protect your property. It is doubtful that their homeowner’s insurance will cover any damages. Make sure that you place any valuables in the trunk of your car, or cover any items that you may leave in your vehicle. This way when people look into your vehicle, it will be harder for them to know what you are leaving behind. Even better, leave valuables such as computers, tablets, or other electronic equipment at home.

8-15-2014 4-04-18 PMLadies, when you are walking to the stadium, if you carry a purse, place the strap over your neck and carry the purse between your elbow and body. Men, place your wallet in the front pocket of your pants rather than you back pocket. If possible, take very little cash with you. Keep your children within arm’s reach at all times; never let them wander around unattended. Walk to the stadium using well-travelled paths, and don’t go through areas that are not lit. Be aware of those around, you never know who is watching you and waiting for you to make a mistake.

When you arrive at the stadium, keep your family close together. Use cash to make your purchases, but be careful not to show how much cash you are carrying. Remember, not everyone at the game is there to watch the game. When you find your seat, you should still be aware of those around you. Now you can sit back and enjoy the game a little easier knowing you have done all you can do to protect your family, yourself, and your property.

After the game, you need to be on alert again. Wait in the stands to let the crowds move out so there is less risk of getting
injured by the mass of people trying to leave. Take the same precautions leaving the stadium as when you arrived, and you should have an enjoyable time without any incidents.
By: Brian Black, Operations Manager of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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8-1-2014 3-19-06 PMShoplifting is a nationwide problem, costing retailers approximately $13 BILLION annually. In other words, that is over $2.7 million a day. This issue affects us all by causing higher prices for the products we purchase.

Why would a person want to take something and not pay for it? Well, some people look at this as giving themselves a reward, which gives them a temporary lift or high. They have this belief that it will help them cope with other underlying problems. There was a study done by a major credit card company, and they found that shopping was second only to dining out as a way for people to reward themselves. Therefore, if a person shoplifts, the reward could seem even greater to them.

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In my experience as a law enforcement officer, I have apprehended people that have stolen or tried to steal food items. It is a sad situation when the person tries to explain that they have no money to eat or even feed their children. I have seen storeowners have a system that allows people to work for what they have taken. Some have even been able to work out a program with the owners to receive food that could not be put out for sale because of dates on the packaging. Though this opportunity curbed shoplifting at this particular store, I realize this practice is not the norm.

Then again, you have the teens that pocket makeup because of the price, or on a dare from friends. Not too many of us as children didn’t had the urge to pocket that candy bar. It was pretty scary when you’ were caught and your parents were told. Normally, that would stop a future thief.
You also have those people who believe they don’t get paid enough money for the job they do. They think that the company or store makes a ton of money, so if they steal items it doesn’t hurt anyone. Often, they do not realize that the theft they committed just forced the company to raise prices in order to make up for the loss.

8-1-2014 3-19-15 PMI was working in a retail environment once and was told that a young man had placed an item under his jacket. I watched this man, and when he left the last point of purchase, I confronted him. He thought it was no big deal; it was only one item. I explained to him that if everyone across the country decided to take only one item without paying for it, it would greatly affect the price of goods sold. The young man was in his teens, and I believe he got my drift.

With people becoming unemployed and money being tight, you see an increase in theft, sometimes seemingly out of necessity. That is the sad part. You see people stealing formula to feed their kids, or children trying to deal with the peer pressure that makes them feel they must have the great sneakers or those special brand-name jeans. I also realize that for people who are depressed, shoplifting can make them feel better in the short-term.

Theft and shoplifting will never be completely stopped. All we can do is try to teach our children that shoplifting is a punishable crime and not to do it for any reason.

Here are some facts regarding shoplifting:
• 1 in 11 people shoplift (27 million in our nation)
• The is no profile for a shoplifter; both men and women shoplift equally
• Approximately 25% of shoplifters are kids, the other 75% are adults
• Habitual shoplifters steal approximately 2 times per week
• Many shoplifters buy items and steal items in the same visit
• 50% of the time, shoplifters (if caught) are turned over to police

This problem affects all of us. If you do see someone shoplifting, mention it to the store manager discreetly and do not try to handle it yourself. Some stores have security officers that are trained to handle the situation without escalation, and you should always let the professionals do their job.
As always, stay safe and aware.
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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7-18-2014 3-20-53 PMWith the way people are losing their employment and finding themselves having to take any job available, becoming under employed is sometimes only the beginning of their problems. Under employment can cause the loss of one’s home, marriage, and sanity because of not being able to afford the lifestyle one had previously lived. It’s a scenario occurring across the country. These under-employed families move into apartment complexes where their way of life changes dramatically. When you live in this environment, your thinking needs to change as well. You give up some basic freedoms such as privacy.

When you live in a complex, you normally don’t have your own yard and you share a common area. This area could have a slide, swings, and even a pool. You need to be diligent to make sure these are in good shape because of all the children (and/or adults) using them. Not everyone cares enough to help with the upkeep. Check the swing to make sure that the seat is in good condition and the chains are not rusted. As far as a pool is concerned, please don’t let your children play or swim alone. They could be pushed into the pool by other children trying to be funny or they could fall and get hurt. At most apartment complex pools, there is no lifeguard on duty.

Here are some tips to keep your family safe:
1. Make sure your door has a good dead bolt.
2. Always lock your door when you leave, even if only for a moment. Someone could be lurking in the breezeway.
3. Don’t hesitate to call the police if you notice a stranger hanging around the complex.
4. Use the peephole in your door to see who is knocking.
5. If you’re doing laundry at night, go with a friend. Laundry areas can be a place for people to hide.
6. Keep your vehicle locked. An apartment complex parking lot is a common place for vandals.
7. If you notice lights out in your complex, let management know.

7-18-2014 3-21-01 PMIf you live in a complex, you all should work together to keep it safe for your families. It can be an opportunity to build community if you respect your neighbors. Set up a neighborhood watch, and have monthly meetings to discuss common situations. Have a block party and make the best of the situation. It has been my experience, (living in a project as a child,) that it can be a great and memorable time. You learn to live closely with other families and you learn to look out for your neighbors. I have also been to complexes that the police don’t want to go into. It’s all as a result of the choices we make as individuals.

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There is what is now known as the “broken window scenario.” If you see a broken window and do not have it fixed, soon there will be two, and so on. Before you realize what happened, you are living in a troubled place. If undesirables see that an area or apartment complex is not kept up, they will take it over, and that’s when the real trouble starts. Your children can be subjected to drugs, danger, and other negative situations. When we end up in a situation that we have no control over, we need to pull together. As I said earlier, living in a residential complex can be rewarding if we approach it in a positive manner and watch out for each other.

I have noticed at some complexes, children are dropped off by school busses near their homes. The children have to walk into their complexes. I would suggest that the parents have a rotating schedule where at least one adult is at the stop to ensure the safety of these children, and making sure they get to their homes.
As always, stay safe and aware.
By: Jim Doyle – owner of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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7-4-2014 1-07-17 PMWe are in that time of year when we want to work and play outside all day. The sky is clear and there is a gentle breeze, but hidden danger can be lurking around the corner-heat stroke. It never fails. People do not take proper precautions to prevent heat strokes and it could cost them, dearly. In July of 2012, the Alabama Department of Health reported 650 illnesses or deaths resulting from heat strokes. It’s not just adults; the children’s safety network reports that an average of 38 children each year die from heat related causes because they were left in the car.

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Here are some things you need to do to prevent a heat stroke.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing. Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won’t allow your body to cool properly.
• Wear light-colored clothing if you’re in the sun. Dark clothing absorbs heat while light-colored clothing can help keep you cool by reflecting the sun’s rays.
• Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature.
• Take extra precautions with certain medications. Be on the lookout for heat-related problems if you take medications that can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat.

Here are some of the warning signs that someone might be suffering from a heat stroke:
• high body temperature
• a lack of sweating
• nausea and vomiting
• flushed skin
• rapid breathing
• racing heart rate
• headaches

If you suspect someone has had a heat stroke, first call 911.Then try to cool the person’s body temperature by using cold compresses or by running cool water over their body.

7-4-2014 1-08-19 PMPeople are not the only one to suffer from heat strokes. Your pet can too. We think of pets as outdoor animals and for the most part they can tolerate some extremes in the weather, but not all pets are bred to handle all climates. If you have a dog or a cat that has a lot of fur, you would want to keep them inside on the days where we have temperatures in the 90+ degree range and high humidity. Remember, your pet wants to be with you but it’s your responsibility to not put them in harm’s way. If you want go running in the heat, go for it, but leave your pet at home.

So what do you do if you are dealing with a pet that has suffered a heat stroke? It is not the same process for people. First, get your pet out of the sun and heat. Begin cooling the pet by laying them in a bathtub on their stomach. If you are unable to get them in the bathtub, place cool, wet towels on their paws but do not cover them in wet towels as this could trap the heat in. Do not use ice packs on your pet, as this contraction of the blood vessels could cause the body temperature to rise.

Let’s use a little common sense and not put our pets, our children, or ourselves in situations where we could suffer from a heat stroke or other heat-related illness.
By Brian Black, Operations Manager of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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2014-06-21_15-47-10How are so many people with a mental illness getting firearms? Why are so many people that need help not getting it?

There was a move back in the Reagan days where physiatrists thought people with mental health issues could be monitored with meds and possibly at a neighborhood clinic. This treatment alternative would save money and allow states to close facilities. I understand how the department of mental health works; I was a director of security in a large state hospital. I witnessed some of the clients get overly medicated and let out into the city without any monitoring.

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My question is how do we keep guns from a person that has a problem? We really can’t. Not all mental illness is easy to spot, especially with the way guns can be purchased. We as a nation will never be able to control who acquires a gun unless we become a nation under martial law. This would mean that no one could own a firearm except those in police work or the military. Even that would not guarantee people couldn’t get guns.

I feel outraged that our children are being shot while in school. Almost every time these tragedies happen, it’s a person with a mental health problem that did the shooting. In addition, there were no steps taken when there were signs that something tragic was about to happen. So what do we hear as a solution? More gun control! Do we want to make it unlawful for a person with a family member that could have a mental illness to own a gun? That would open up Pandora’s Box. I don’t know how we can stop bad people from getting guns without harming good people and their right to own a firearm. I don’t believe that making it harder for people to own a gun will change anything.

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Look at Chicago. One of the cities with a comprehensive gun control ruling, yet it leads the country in homicides. Then again Tennessee has been voted a dangerous place to live along with other Southern states. This might sound silly but I believe that gun control should start with the family. Take control of our own firearm. Make sure that if a family member has a problem you take action to assure that they don’t have a chance to get a gun to harm themselves or anyone else. It seems that the most basic way to help with this type of violence is to keep aware of your own family, make it your duty to ensure that those in your family that have shown signs of unusual behavior get help. Addressing this might stop a tragedy. Notify the authorities if you hear or know of a potential problem with a person that could get their hands on a gun. Be safe not sorry.

We as a country need to step back and take a hard long look at where we are going with our children. We seem to have become negligent in the raising of our kids and let them fall into the world of the Internet where games have become reality. Start talking and spending time with them. Maybe this could stop some of the violence.
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group

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2014-06-06_15-17-24Now that summer is here I believe this is important enough to reprint. We all need to cool off in this heat. Let’s all be sure to stay safe at the same time.

When people have a pool party, they think about the food the music and even the mosquitoes but we forget about basic safety in and around the pool.

  • Keep a cell phone and a first aid kit where it can be easily accessed near the pool.
  • Have a parent or even hire a babysitter (preferably one trained in CPR and first aid) to act as a pool monitor, especially if there are going to be a lot of children. Keep in mind that many adults don’t know how to swim either. You are the pool owner. You set the rules, so don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Don’t allow children or adults run and horseplay around the pool. A slip and fall can be enough to cause serious injury.
  • Make sure that all electrical cords are a safe distance from the pool area. Watch out for where the grills or barbeques are in relation to the pool. The cement around a pool along with suntan lotion and big beach towels can be dangerous items around open flames.
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  • Keep large floats out of the pool as they can obstruct the view of the pool.
  • Don’t allow diving in the pool. People can misjudge and suffer serious and lasting head and neck injuries.
  • When the pool is not in use, set a pool alarm or lock the gate to avoid anyone using your pool without supervision.
  • Make sure that all pool chemicals are always secured.
  • If a storm starts coming in, get everyone out of the pool. It can be hazardous to swim while it is lightening outside.
  • Check your pool drain cover. Make sure it’s one of the new caps so that children can’t get stuck. The drain is powerful and could hold a child underwater (check with your pool supplier).
  • Have your pool lights checked to see if there is any exposed wires or rust.
  • Check your pool house and check all wiring. Also, check for leaks as it was a cold winter.
  • You should install a four-sided fence around the pool at least four feet high with a childproof gate lock.
  • People think that if you equip your child with arm floats that all is good. NO! You should still watch your child at all times. Floats are only to help with swimming, not to be used as a flotation device.
  • There are thousands of injuries and deaths caused by complacency regarding pool safety. Don’t become part of the statistic.
  • If at all possible, enroll your child into a formal swimming class. This will give some peace of mind.
  • Enjoy good friends, good food, music and laughter. Summer is here and gone so quickly. Please do it safely.

By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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2014-05-16_15-17-41You get home and you believe that all is safe but be aware there are hidden dangers that we all need to pay attention to. The following are some of the day to day dangers that we all seem to become complacent about.

Bathroom: Slips and Falls

If one is up in age or even has an injury that may hinder the way you get around, beware of the bathroom. More slips have happened in the shower/tub area and those of us who may be a bit older could really get injured. I would install some sort of handrail in the shower area to help prevent such an occurrence. If you have an elderly parent living with you, have some sort of panic button in the bathroom so if there is a problem you can be notified.
Children in the bathroom should never be left alone when bathing. It would take no time at all for a child to drown or hit their head while in a tub of water. There are close to 43,000 injuries each year in the bathroom and children make up approximately half of them. Most of these could have been prevented if there had been an adult in the bathroom with the child. Common excuses for not being present include the doorbell, something on the stove, or answering a phone call. When you have a child in a tub, always stay with them.

2014-05-16_15-18-16Kitchen Hazards
Hot stove tops (especially the glass ones) are hazards for anyone in the kitchen. A child or even an adult could touch the top of the stove and not realize that it’s extremely hot. How do you avoid that? Good question. I have done that myself; all it takes is one moment of distraction. I would suggest informing people, especially children, that you are cooking and that the surface is HOT. When you are cooking, make sure you have the handles of the pots and pans facing inward as much as possible. A child can try to grab a handle and could end up burned. You could also catch a handle yourself and knock it off the stove, burning yourself or others. Don’t leave potholders or kitchen towels near a hot stove. You should also keep an ABC fire extinguisher close to the kitchen area to put out small fires if necessary.

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The hub of most homes is the TV room. It is where most of us go to have snacks, eat dinner and so on. When you have children or even pets there is a hidden danger: TOYS. Most of us are not looking down to try and avoid these items, and then it happens: you trip on a toy or a piece of a dog chew and the plate goes flying along with you. That cup of tea, coffee or a soft drink lands on grandma’s head. You end up with a sprained ankle or worse. You can’t avoid all the dangers but being vigilant in picking up such items can result in avoiding the above scenarios.

Mowing the Lawn
This job is for the weekend warrior. Whether it is he who straddles his riding mower or starts up the push mower, both can become a source of danger for children and adults alike. How? Well, let’s look at the area that needs to be mowed. Do a walk through to make sure you haven’t left any projectiles that could be sent toward a child, adult, pets, or even a window. I have seen animals get hit by a rock or other projectile that have caused severe injury to the recipients. So when we are mowing these areas it would be helpful to keep a good eye out so not to cause injury or even window damage at your neighbors house, or even your own.
Stay safe and aware.
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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2014-05-02_16-13-23It’s dark, it’s late and you’re walking to your car. You see a person pull a driver out of their car at gun point. What should you do? Call the police. But then what? What is your responsibility at this point?

This is a scene we see way too often and nothing seems to be done. The best thing you can do at this point is to be the best witness that the police can have. First, make sure you are in a safe area. Then get a good description of the criminal. Things that you need to report are size, sex, any distinguishing features the perpetrator may have, which way the person went, and how the victim is doing. These situations are always hard to get involved in. Also, we’ve been told not to get involved for too long. I say it’s time for those days to go away.

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We now live in a world where we must constantly be aware of our surroundings because of criminals and we are becoming outnumbered. We need to watch out for each other. The first thing people will want to point out is that’s why we pay the police officers. The police cannot be everywhere and rarely, (through no fault of their own) can they do anything to prevent a crime. The responsibility for your safety and security is yours.

Not only is it your responsibility to protect yourself, you should take on the responsibility for helping protect those around you. If you saw a child playing on the swings and they fell, wouldn’t you go and help? What if you saw an auto accident? Wouldn’t you stop to help? All I am saying is to extend your sphere of protection.

We hear commercials for home security systems. We hear people advocating for the safe use of guns in the home. None of these matter if you don’t take matters into your own hands and make the necessary moves to protect yourself. It comes down to this simple question: are you prepared? Are you prepared to defend your home against anything? I do mean anything: fire, intruders, and safety issues. It is not the Fire Department’s responsibility to make sure you do not leave your iron on, so why do people think it is the Police Department’s responsibility to keep you safe?

2014-05-02_16-13-32I am in no way saying that the police aren’t doing their job, but there is a limit as to what they can do and when they can arrive to help. These men and women work long hard hours and put their lives on the line every day. Yet, some people think that the police are there to take care of every little thing. We laugh when we hear the 9-1-1 calls that come from the person waiting in line because the restaurant ran out of a menu item. Let’s quit depending on our police officers for our security. It’s time to take responsibility for yourself and your family.
By: Brian Black, Operations Manager of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611

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2014-04-18_16-30-21I normally write about Safety and Security, but I believe that in a way we are being manipulated by both the government and by big businesses. I say the government because they allow what happens through their favorite people, lobbyists. After all, there is money in those handshakes.

Why is it that when we go to the movie theatre we now sit through commercials. WHY? We paid to see a movie and previews of movies coming up, not commercials. It seems like we are bombarded with advertisements no matter where we go. Often, when you decide to look at a news program or something that got your interest on the Internet, you have to watch a commercial before you get to the article or video you wanted. I pay for Internet access to get information. I don’t want commercials.

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Have you noticed that while you’re watching television, when the channel you’re watching goes to commercial, there are usually at least 5 in a row and the volume goes up? When you try to change to another channel, they are commercials too. This is not a coincidence. Is there any question as to why our medical costs and food prices are so high? Someone has to pay for all the advertising. We can’t even make a choice to change channels on our own television so we don’t have to be bombarded by commercials.

2014-02-22_16-40-36This kind of advertising is really getting out of control. Even when you do find a television show you may want to watch it is full of product advertising. The characters in the show make a point of mentioning the make and model of the cars they drive. The brand names on their coffee cups or soda cans are always facing the camera. Wouldn’t want to miss that product plug while I’m watching CSI. To be honest, the only time I like to see commercials is during the Super Bowl. I love the Clydesdale commercials. They are more like mini movies, and they don’t really push the product. That is one company that learned if they get more attention because of the horses, the beer sells itself.

Try to sit down after work and have dinner while you watch the news, and here come the medication commercials. They know that this is primetime for adults watching TV. We are hit with these commercials over and over again, and the pesky part is the disclaimer at the end. It is said so fast your ears really can’t understand it. Why would I have to tell my doctor what medications I am taking when he or she prescribes them? In addition, why would I take a medicine that could cause death or suicidal thoughts? I would rather stay with the original problem.

It seems to me that we are being treated as sheep, all being directed to their way of thinking, and having our decision making ability taken away through manipulation. The news programs are not much better. We would hear more news about what’s going on in the community if they didn’t say their call sign every minute. You know what news show you have on, and you don’t need to be reminded repeatedly.

As I said, I usually write about safety and security concerns. This seems to me an assault on our security by constantly trying to manipulate our thinking process. Again, stay safe and aware.
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group
203 US Highway 31 S, Athens, Al 35611

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2014-04-04_15-48-30Well, my wife and I have lived in Athens, Alabama for three years now and we still are amazed at the beauty. It is a pleasure driving through Alabama and seeing horses, cows, and sheep, not one big brick building after another as in Boston. Boston is a great city but it can be overwhelming and it’s too crowded.

I wrote an article early on about Northern dialect. Now I want to ask a few questions. Why is a grocery cart called a buggy? I always thought a buggy was something pulled by a horse. Why is the Southern term for a knit hat a toboggan? In the North, a toboggan is a large sled not to be worn as a hat. Why do you mash buttons and chunk things? Holler back at you is my favorite. The first time someone said that to me I wondered what I had done to make them mad. Finally someone took pity on me and explained that they were telling me they would get back to me.

My accent is still as heavy as ever. My lovely, southern born and raised daughter-in-law tells me she needs an interpreter. She just smiles at me because she can’t understand half of what I say. What I really want to know is if my Yankee status will continue to change. When I first arrived I was a Yankee. This was sort of an endearment, or so I thought until I realized that people were saying “you are not from around here are you, bless your heart.” Now my Southern friends call me a “damn Yankee.” I think it’s because I haven’t left. My wife and I love this area and think that Alabama is a beautiful state especially in the spring and summah. (Summer; oops, we from the North believe that R is a wasted letter not really relevant.)

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Now let’s talk about hot dog rolls, in the south there are hotdog buns. It’s difficult to place a hot dog into a bun and then add your condiments; they are split in half and fall apart. So as a solution I have what is called New England hot dog rolls shipped to my house, only because I can put these on a grill and open them up add my condiments and then place the hot dog on a bed of goodies without it falling apart. The South is known for the biscuits and fried chicken (which are, of course, wicked good). In the past I wouldn’t touch chicken that had a bone still attached, and I’d never had real Barbecue. What we call barbecue up North is meat covered in barbecue sauce.

2014-04-04_15-48-39The only thing I miss once in a while is the variety of foods in Boston. There is different area in the city that you can go to and experience the different cuisines, such as China Town, Little Italy, Greek Town, etc. In addition to, of course, the Maine lobsters and clams you can dig for on Cape Cod.

My point is I am going through a metamorphosis. I will never lose my Boston accent, but I feel like I have come home. The people I have met here have been so friendly it’s like I have been here most of my life. To be honest, those damned Northerners are just not as friendly. Boston and New England have become a nice place to visit but Alabama is home.
As always stay safe and aware .
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group

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