Farewell to Austin

RECEIVED Thu., July 26, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Goodbye, our fair city. We'll miss your lively boroughs, districts, and neighborhoods where diverse music, art, food, and people blossom to make Austin what it is and has been throughout the years we've known it. We'll miss your festivals, your quality radio, and cable TV programming, the beautiful views of your Capitol and surrounding Hill Country.
    I could mention the things we won't miss, but instead we're pushing those aside to be forgotten and only remembering the things we love about Austin.
    My wife and I met here. We helped convince my family to move here. I wrote, created art, and played in bands here. We rode motorcycles here. We learned how to barbecue here. We volunteered here. We made many friends here.
    With a heavy heart and hat in hand, my wife and I say "until we meet again" to the place we've called home for the past 17 years. We love the city and people of Austin. We also love change, and change we have, to a different city, Tucson, Ariz. We leave family and friends in Austin and wish everyone and our beloved former city the best.
    Good luck, may the force be with you, happy trails, and for your sake, keep Austin weird!
Love and laughs,
Brett and Kelli Jewell Alexander
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