I moved into the neighborhood back in the early eighties, before crack came on the scene. It was horrible and devastated the entire country. All of a sudden, it was everywhere. Many think it was a problem mostly of men, but I believe it especially affected the mothers and children. I have lived in the Buckeye-Shaker area for many years now. I raised my children in this community and especially at the East End Neighborhood House. We attended plays and other programs. I’m glad it was there, a safe haven.
Linda McMiller is an active member of the Senior community at East End Neighborhood House and still lives in still lives in the Buckeye neighborhood today.
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About the program
Who We Are, Where We Live is a free community writing program giving voice to people who live and work in the Buckeye/Shaker community. Participants write stories, learn about their neighborhood, and share with their neighbors. Annually, selected writings are published here in an online anthology and presented at a final reading and celebration.