Living in Belle Glade

This is a very diverse community. A lot of different nationalities. When I came here, I was raised in a community in South Carolina where there wasn’t such a diversity. When I came here, I saw how … a lot of times in a place like this you have to live it to understand it. It’s a community where people get along but I don’t think people are as close as they should be because of their upbringing. It’s very complicated. My brother drove 18 wheelers, filled vegetables from the field and brought them to the plants. I would ride with him and it was fun. Ive been to a lot of parts of Florida with him riding in his truck.

About This Story

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

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male

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? The way people were brought up
  • The lesson in your story is: Take the good, lose the bad
  • In my story, problems are solved by: NA
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is stable

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