Life in Pahokee

The most important moment in my life were having my children. The hospital is now closed and it has really effected our community. We now have to drive to Belle Glade for healthcare. I came here in November 1970, married here in 1974. The roads on the way to my house have been needing fixing for years and nothing has been done. All the other roads have been fixed but they don’t care about ours in East Lake Village. I like Pahokee, its a nice quiet neighborhood. It’s not all that hustling and bustling like a big city.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Pahokee
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? NA
  • My story relates to: --
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? Upbringing, yes, but also a choice
  • The lesson in your story is: --
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Those outside the community
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: --

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