If the idea of closing South End streets in order to open neighbors to the spirit of communal solidarity strikes you as odd, the smart money says you find yourself in good company. However, there would be at least one lone contrarian in Skyway’s Alesia Cannady.
by Elizabeth Turnbull While guardians of children are in a caring role and are seldom cared for themselves, a backyard social event on Saturday, May 8, is providing a space for both grandmothers, and the children they look after, to be cared for.
by Thea White “Grandma’s hands clapped in church on Sunday morning Grandma’s hands played a tambourine so well Grandma’s hands used to issue out a warning She’d say, ‘Billy don’t you run so fast Might fall on a piece of glass Might be snakes there in that grass,’ Grandma’s hands” — Bill Withers In the … Continue reading Grandma’s Hands Sew Masks to Strengthen Community Ties in Skyway
(This article originally appeared on Crosscut and has been reprinted with permission.) For kinship caregivers raising another family member’s children, state support lags behind assistance for foster parents. by Dorothy Edwards At ages 69 and 71, Sadie Pimpleton and Gloria Johnson are both well into retirement. But instead of relaxing, the sisters are raising their … Continue reading In Seattle, grandmothers raising kids have to rely on each other
by Kelsey Hamlin Last Monday, for the third time this year, Alesia Cannady put on her beloved Skyway “Love Train,” a community block party and gathering. From two streets away, the music played faintly, but once arriving at Cannady’s house it was bumping. There was an ice cream truck parked at the end of the … Continue reading Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again
by Alesia Cannady When the clouds move, where do they go? Gliding across the sky to and fro. When the rain falls where does it land? On a soft tongue or an open hand? When the snow falls, Why is it cold? To remind us of the young and the old. When I whisper your … Continue reading Sunday Stew: When
by Marcus Harrison Green A love train will be chugging at full steam down the streets of Skyway this weekend, courtesy of a long-time resident looking to galvanize the community.
Residents across the South End opened up the doors of their homes and businesses yesterday evening to their neighbors for community “National Night Out 2015” celebrations that spanned South Seattle neighborhoods from Mt. Baker to Skyway.