I'm so Detroit I lived on Atkinson, Chicago, Calvert,Oregon, Fairfield, North Martindale, Linwood, Glendale, Monterrey and the Brewster projects. I'm so Detroit most of those houses have been torn down or are in ruin. I'm so Detroit the schools my parents and I attended are gone. I'm so Detroit I marched for Freedom down Woodward in 1963 and against the War in Vietnam in 1966. I'm so Detroit I was art editor for the South End when John Watson became editor. I'm so Detroit I met my husband at the Detroit Public Library. I'm so Detroit I remember before the Elm trees were cut down. I'm so Detroit we returned light bulbs to the 12th street Edison's for free replacements. I'm so Detroit I worked Christmas seasons at downtown Hudson's. I'm so Detroit I spent the 1967 riot/rebellion at my grandmother's 2 blocks from 12th and Atkinson where it all started. I'm so Detroit I remember living upstairs from Beans Bowles on Calvert. I'm so Detroit I remember walking home for lunch, milk in milk shutes, fudgeikkles and wine candy. Maybe I'm not "so Detroit", maybe I'm just "so old."
You/we are SO Detroit!! We're so Detroit we went to Northwestern High School when the cannon was out front. We're so Detroit we remember buying White Tower hamburgers to take across the Belle Isle bridge with Mommy for a picnic.