This is going to be the landing pad for my cultural biography of my old neighborhood. There's a lot to say and a lot to remember some of which I've already documented and some of which remains to be said. I'm going to leave comments open because I want folks I have found from over the years to come and speak. This may be the only record that remains.
As we transition to the period After Facebook, we may have that double-edged possibility of finding people who remember what we did and who we were many years ago. Whether or not our eyes were watching God, somebody's eyes were watching us. And so I'd like to use that power and bring back to mind something of the place that made us, (or not) who we are today.
I start this with the phone call I got from my brother that woke me out of bed this morning. Dorsey High just had his 25th class reunion. And so there were people to talk about The Cork, Maverick's Flat, VIP Records, Leo's BBQ and Baron's Market, all landmarks in our old stomping grounds. I've done such reminiscing from time to time. But now I need to compile it so it becomes a bit more permanent.