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Whatever Happened to Our Black Neighborhoods?

Something tragic happened to the old black neighborhoods where I grew up in the 60’s. In those days, most of the businesses up and down 31st and 35th Streets, from King Dr. (South Park) to Michigan were owned by our neighbors. There was a drycleaner and a hardware store, both owned by the parents of kids I went to school with. The Griffins owned the funeral home on 33rd Street.

On warm summer mornings, we’d sit on the stomp in front of our house and watch the watermelon man go by on his horsedrawn wagon,

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If It Cost You Too Much…

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(Notes from Gen X)
When you expect to receive something in return for exchange of your services, you have just put yourself up for sale, and you will undoubtedly be disappointed because your purchase price will not be as high as you expected. Then, you will become resentful and bitter, left feeling the need to remind everyone of what you have done, or how much you have given up.

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Firescape Art in Any Room

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African American women and other women of color, retiring in large numbers, are spending a lot of time planning new home improvement projects. These new fireplace designs offer baby boomers unprecedented options to locate a fireplace where one could not go before. They add warmth and beauty of “firescape art” to almost any room.

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