The Corner Forum
Monday, April 14, 2003
Issue #27

Springtime!

Rudolph Peterson, formerly of 1312 E St. NE, took a break from washing his car yesterday to speak to Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE.

I've been living around here approximately 34 years, somewhere around there. We moved up here from Florida when I was about 2 years old. We lived at 13th and D, at 1321 D Street as a matter of fact, for about three years or so, and then we moved down the street to 1346, if I'm not mistaken, when I was about 6 or 7, and then we moved up here, to 1312 E Street, and pretty much have been living here since.

I don't personally live here any more. I moved away a few years ago. I live out in Maryland.

But it's pretty much a nice neighborhood. It's changed a little bit, but it's getting better. The quality of people who are moving in is making the neighborhood a little better than what it was, say 10 years ago. So I'm kind of glad to be a part of the neighborhood.

You're coming back to visit — I guess your family is still here.

Every Sunday, my mother [Lorene Peterson] cooks Sunday dinner that is astronomical.

So all the family gathers here on Sundays — my sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews. We eat dinner at momma's house on Sundays. We never miss a Sunday.

That's great. And you grew up here — you were here as a kid, then.

Yeah, I went to Kingsman, when it was open.

Well that's great. Very nice to meet you.

Good to meet you, sir. Thank you very much. §