HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's first lady Patsy Riley says she
and Gov. Bob Riley plans to move back to their hometown of Ashland
in January 2011 after the governor's second and final term in
Riley signed copies of her cookbook "When the Dinner Bell Rings
at the Governor's Mansion" in Heflin on Friday. She said one of
the best parts of traveling through small towns on her book tour is
they take her back to her roots. The Rileys left Ashland in 1997
after Bob Riley was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in
Washington, D.C. They moved to Montgomery when Riley was elected
governor in 2002.
Peggie McNatt, an Ashland native who has known the Rileys for
almost 50 years, said the town will be proud to have them back.
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