I received this email today:
My name is Sydney and for some reason that house popped back into my mind. Respectfully, -David . My mothers name is Gwenetta Hill. I was raised in the West End at 986 Oglethorpe Ave, We’ve long since moved from that house back in the late 80s.Im bumping 30 now and can remember campaigning for mayor right on that very street back in the days, Ive had quite a few friends who also lived on that street as well who have moved on. If at all possible, can you send a picture of my old home, despite the fact that I always thought the place was haunted?lol(if available of course).I was actually “tripping” over the fact that a lot of those homes have come a long way since then. My friend Albert Duncan lived in that very home that was featured on your home tour review and I was veeery impressed with it. Hard times affected a lot of families back then, so when I see pictures of the homes now, I’m very impressed. I can remember the days when people would actually physically work on their own homes to try and maintain them the best they could despite being financially strapped. Anyways, I’d appreciate the favor. I’m actually overseas right now on a port-of-call in
I was very touched by this message today. It’s not out of the ordinary though- while at the Home Show, many who now live in Virginia Highlands, Inman Park,Grant Park etc.. would come up to our booth with a sense of longing remembering a time when the West End was shining. I listened to a number of stories from Seniors, of when they visited the Wrens Nest as a child.
We’re not far from regaining our status.
Thank you residents of West End. Thank you for holding on, working HARDER, and continuing the fight. We are remembered, we are cherished, we are cheered for….