I stumbled across an interesting blog recently - Scribe Skid Row - written by a Walter Melton.

His bio begins: "I live in downtown Los Angeles on a new adventure. To be honest I live in Skid Row."

He grew up in Leimert Park and offers an amazing perspective on the struggle to get your life right along with the promise that it's never too late to start that process.

He has a clarity that is refreshing.

Today he wrote: "Marting Luther King day was smooth. I thought I would feel more twinges of emotional aches than I previously thought I would feel. The parade goes down Martin Luther King Blvd. in the Leimert Park District of Los Angeles. That street is at the end of the block from my mother's street. Therefore, when I turn on the tv I see my neighborhood during the parade."

And he posted a picture of the U.S. Bank Tower that he can see from his home and wrote: "As you know that is the Tower of the US Bank Building. That tower is something that I look at everyday. I used to look at it from my family neighborhood in Leimert Park, the Crenshaw District and it would amaze me that I could see that tower from my
street."

He's only show pictures of buildings until today when he took pictures of the area's police woman and the "neighborhood prosecutor. I do not exactly know what that means but I will find out for you asap."

"I put these pictures of people on the blog instead of people to show the difference one feels when one talks about the people of Skid Row. I have mostly shown pictures of buildings. I did that for a reason. I wanted to wait for the right time to show pictures of smiling people in the community."

He used to be in real estate and is looking for a job.

"As Monday said to me one day. Rebuilding your life is not easy Walter. If it were easy, every one would be doing it instead of going backwards."

Are there any other Leimert Park blogs or ones people in this community might be interested in? Post a link and a short or long review.

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I just read this for the first time.   Brings back a great deal of memories.  

It's amazing what has brought us together.

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