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BEG, BORROW, BUT DON’T STEAL!

Many families in the Desire Housing Project had large numbers of children. The largest apartment consisted of four bedrooms, one bathroom, one kitchen and one living room. Many families slept two, or more to a room. It was not unheard of for kids to sleep two or three in one bed. That’s just the way it was. There was no teasing or gossiping about people’s sleeping arrangements. It was the norm for us. Another thing that was normal was borrowing. There was no company supplying loans until the next payday. There were few food banks. There were no, or few food vouchers issued by the government. However, there was the next door neighbor. Or the downstairs neighbor. Or, if necessary,...

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Woke up This Morning Thinking...

Woke up This Morning Thinking About That ” Place Called Desire ” // It’s A Phenomenon! What A Great Experience It Was! And It’s Still Going Strong! “A Place Called Desire” Food for Thought... First Impression, Circa 1956/1961 // The Desire Projects Was A Pristine Facility, Inside And Out // The Inside Boasted Clean, Comfortable Rooms, A Huge Space Heater, And Shinny Hard Wood Floors // The Outside Was Just As Immaculate, With Well Trimmed Lawns And Hedges // At That Point And Time, It Was As Good A Place To Live For A Poor Family, As Any Place In New Orleans! Circa 1957/1961, A Different World // First Of All, The Louisa Bus Only Went As Far As Pleasure...

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