Grandma’s Hands Sew Masks to Strengthen Community Ties in Skyway

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

In Seattle, grandmothers raising kids have to rely on each other

(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

Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again

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