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Old 12-31-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Sitting beside Walden Pond
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When we were visiting Fort Myers a few weeks ago, we drove past our old house just behind the high school. We used to play along Manuels Branch, the creek that runs next to the football stadium.

I learned the previous owner Mary Quass donated the land to form a small park along the creek. I remember how we used to sneak past her house when we were exploring along the creek and she would chase us out of her yard. Now, thanks to her, there appeared to be a parh along the creek. Thanks, Mary. Sorry if we ever stepped on your flowers.

As I started to walk along the path, I saw a young couple sleeping, so we cleared out. I wondered if they were just kids skipping school, even though they looked older, or if they were homeless, or if they were drug dealers waiting for school to let out so they could sell some drugs to the students. The third reason was why we left quickly.

What do you think?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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When we were visiting Fort Myers a few weeks ago, we drove past our old house just behind the high school. We used to play along Manuels Branch, the creek that runs next to the football stadium.

I learned the previous owner Mary Quass donated the land to form a small park along the creek. I remember how we used to sneak past her house when we were exploring along the creek and she would chase us out of her yard. Now, thanks to her, there appeared to be a parh along the creek. Thanks, Mary. Sorry if we ever stepped on your flowers.

As I started to walk along the path, I saw a young couple sleeping, so we cleared out. I wondered if they were just kids skipping school, even though they looked older, or if they were homeless, or if they were drug dealers waiting for school to let out so they could sell some drugs to the students. The third reason was why we left quickly.

What do you think?
In that area it was most likely homeless, with the possibility of also being drug dealers.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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Im thinking you were hanging out in the ghetto and saw what happens in the ghetto. :::shurg::: Notice I said ghetto and not hood...that would be across 41.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Sitting beside Walden Pond
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Im thinking you were hanging out in the ghetto and saw what happens in the ghetto. :::shurg::: Notice I said ghetto and not hood...that would be across 41.
Do you really think the neighborhood along Cortez Blvd between the high school and the golf course is the ghetto?

I know most of the homes in that area are small, but that is how they were built in the 40's and 50's.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Do you really think the neighborhood along Cortez Blvd between the high school and the golf course is the ghetto?

I know most of the homes in that area are small, but that is how they were built in the 40's and 50's.
Not only do I think it, I know it. What does the size of the home have to do with it??
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Do you really think the neighborhood along Cortez Blvd between the high school and the golf course is the ghetto?

I know most of the homes in that area are small, but that is how they were built in the 40's and 50's.
You're talking about 2 different areas. The area near the football field is not good, there are multiple homeless people and drug dealers hanging out in the woods over there. Fort Myers country club is well over a mile from the high school, two completely different neighborhoods. The area around the high school and hospital is the definition of ghetto.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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What I find interesting (but not surprising) is that there's a debate about whether or not to call the area being discussed a ghetto instead of the fact that 2 very young people who looked young enough to be in school were sleeping outside on the ground.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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What I find interesting (but not surprising) is that there's a debate about whether or not to call the area being discussed a ghetto instead of the fact that 2 very young people who looked young enough to be in school were sleeping outside on the ground.
Try reading the original post. The OP said they looked OLDER, not very young, or even young enough to be in school. The question was pretty much what kind of people they were, and by the location which is the ghetto there is no debate about it, they are some of the homeless that live in the woods over there.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Try reading the original post. The OP said they looked OLDER, not very young, or even young enough to be in school. The question was pretty much what kind of people they were, and by the location which is the ghetto there is no debate about it, they are some of the homeless that live in the woods over there.
I did read the original post and the replies. I still think it's very sad. We judge "what kind of people" we see just because they have nowhere to sleep. "There but for the grace of God..."
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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I did read the original post and the replies. I still think it's very sad. We judge "what kind of people" we see just because they have nowhere to sleep. "There but for the grace of God..."
I agree it is sad, but these people don't usually get in those positions by purely bad luck.
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