North Raleigh was the site of major growth during the 1980s. As people flocked to the Research Triangle and Raleigh grew, many of its more wealthy citizens moved north to new subdivisions and the suburbs. Author Melinda Ruley was a teenager during that movement and experienced the move to Raleigh firsthand. Looking back, she suggests that life was good, but devoid of personality and life. Ruley looks back on that the growth, the changing of Raleigh, and the citizens who lived there.