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    Default North Carolina teenís letter to Detroit goes viral

    From the recent Evangelical Lutheran Church of America event in the D (which included garbage clean-ups in some of cities most blighted areas) a young teen blog-posted her thoughts about Detroit:

    Dear Detroit,

    My name is Cassie and I'm from a small town in North Carolina, where our largest building is Wal-Mart. I have always wanted to experience life in a big city, and you did not disappoint, but rather exceeded my expectations. You see, I was expecting a city filled with broken dreams and shattered glass, a city devoid of life and hope. I expected a scene of desolation against the backdrop of a dead city.

    But you are not dead. You are so very much alive. You destroyed all of my preconceptions the minute I set foot on your gorgeous riverwalk and was exposed to the cultural diversity and breathtaking views you offered me. I saw the opposite of what I expected; I saw bike riders and people reading books and children playing in the fountain. I saw so much life, even after mere minutes of being there. And that first night, my group ventured into Greektown, and Monroe became my favorite street in all of a minute. It was still daylight out, but the criss-crossing lights that hung above the street had me hooked at first glance. I was entertained and enamored by your people, your mannerisms, and your atmosphere. (Not to mention the food, which is absolutely delectable).

    Over the week, I saw your bad side. (the area around 8-mile road was pretty sketchy). I saw your homeless, your penniless, your dirty and your somewhat terrifying drunk Tigers fans. I saw your houses adorned with neon yellow signs that read, "Will Demolish". But I also saw your beauty. I saw your culture.........

    http://cassiesrandommusings.blogspot...nal-youth.html

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...iral/30644385/
    Last edited by Zacha341; July-26-15 at 11:06 AM.

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    Drats. I did a search to see if something has already been posted but found nothing. I must have omitted a keyword. Well, the more the merrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zacha341 View Post
    Drats. I did a search to see if something has already been posted but found nothing. I must have omitted a keyword. Well, the more the merrier.
    Your title was more clearly descriptive, if that helps. I do appreciate your links to current stories though, Zacha341. Too many stories fly under our radar.

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    Cool, thanks J. I find your posts and links of interest as well........

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    Dear Cassie,

    The Spirit of Detroit thank you for your kind words and for volunteering of cleaning up our once proud streets. I hope your enjoy my courts. Please come back soon to my city. Hopefully one day you and your family and friends can make the Motor City your permanent home.

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