The tradition of scrubbing steps and sidewalks is still very much alive in our old South Philadelphia neighborhood, known as Passyunk Square. This was once a predominately Jewish and Italian neighborhood, and there are many proud traditions still, especially among the old timers who were born and raised here. On our street, any one of the self described "old timers" might come out in their housedresses to scrub their steps, sweep the walk and chat with the neighbors. As a newer addition, I love the sense of community pride that it inspires....If you see an 82 year old out sweeping and scrubbing, you inevitably feel like you ought to get out there too.
Apartment Therapy DC | Preserving Local Traditions: Cleaning Marble Stoops Baltimore
|2/19/09 7:56 PM|