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Tale of Two Cities

yankette Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 1:12 AM
Anyone interested in a closer look as to the decline of Detroit should google map 12101 Whithorn, 48205, then do a street view. The white, boarded up house used to be my grandparents. I remember going there as a child with my mother in the mid to late 70's, early 80's and it was nothing like it is today. Today the neighborhood is a drug-infested, crime-ridden war zone. Back then, there was an occupied house on every lot. There were no abandoned, boarded up houses, nor cars in the streets and children roamed the neighborhoods. This article rings so true.
tibby2 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:35 AM
There was a line from the movie "Good Morning Vietnam" in which the actor Robin Williams asks soldiers sitting in the back of a deuce-and-a-half where they're from? One soldier replies "Detroit" and Williams says "obviously you don't find Vietnam that much of a change".

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