Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Cry of the Ghetto! being heard by a nation with its fingers in its ears.

WOW what an eye opener!

Yesterday I had a training class in downtown Baltimore MD. I rode with my supervisor, Erin and my co-worker Natalie. Erin did the driving. It took over two hours for us to drive from Hagerstown to the store at the Eastpoint Mall.

We had a training class on Phase 11 and Chris Madden window treatments. I did learn some interesting things. Phase 11 and Chris Madden are some of the brands we use for our custom orders. 

 Downtown Baltimore is not a nice place to drive through. We felt it necessary to lock our car doors.

Driving and looking at these streets made me think of Mexico. We lived in Mexico for 3 years in a very poor town. Baltimore is starting to look like that. People on the streets and trash everywhere. The only difference is, the streets in Mexico where dirt and the ones in Baltimore are paved. Everything else looks pretty much the same.   

I remember my Grandmother telling me stories about Baltimore. When she was a young mother, Baltimore was a very safe, beautiful, clean town. 
Wow, things have changed drastically.

There are some nice places in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is gorgeous and Baltimore is home of the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles!  

When I see places like this, it makes me sad. Seeing things like this also makes me feel so very blessed. Life is good for me, I have a great partner, beautiful children, the best family in the world, fantastic friends, a wonderful dog, a sweet cat and live in an awesome motor home.

Thanks for reading, life is good............


Sue and Doug said...

a little dose of reality..and we, too are most thankful for what we have..sometimes it is not such a wonderful world for some..

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Thanks for your reminder of how truly we are blessed. The Ravens & Orioles need to help their City out!!

Happytrails said...

Those pictures are so sad!! Thanks for reminding me of all the blessings I have....most grateful!!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

You do not have to look to far to realize that there are lots of folks having a harder time that the average RVer!

Kevin and Ruth said...

And some people are afraid to travel to Mexico. We try to tell everyone that Mexico isn't as bad as the media makes it out to be. Our own countries (Canada and the USA)can have some pretty unsafe areas too. It's nice to know that there are also good sections of these cities too. We got an eye opener in a section St. Louis, Mo. as well.

Kevin and Ruth