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“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Fellwood's History- My Mother's History

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

Just wanted to share what I came across on my facebook page from a guy many of you know from Savannah, Georgia.  David Coney, who grew up in West Savannah has written a poem about a housing project that has since been demolished, Fellwood Homes; this is also the housing project that my mother moved into when she was only 2 years old, along with her oldest sister who was 13 and her baby sister that was only 4 months old, along with their parents Maxie and Esther Ryals.

  The photo that David used in the poem was taken in 1949 of my grandmother hanging clothes on the line along with her two youngest daughters and my mother is the one handing her the clothes pins.

This photo is also featured in the book, Low Land and the High Road: Life and Community in Hudson Hill. West Savannah, and Woodville Neighborhoods, by Martha L. Keber, on page 43.

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