This website so far is just me, Hank Allen who currently lives in Rainsville, Alabama (known as the crossroads of Sand Mountain). My hometown is Anniston, AL but my family moved from there when I was 6 to metro Atlanta where I lived for over 30 years. Even though I enjoyed going to Braves games and many concerts over the years, the crowds and the traffic make me appreciate Dekalb county AL (as opposed to Dekalb GA where I also lived) even more.

This site is going to be focused on Dekalb but I'll cross the line occasionally. I'm a retired programmer and amateur photographer but not a writer so I'll be depending mostly on pictures to tell the stories. At least until someone offers to help me that can actually string a few paragraphs together.