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Door To Door: Glenarden, Md. And Foggy Bottom, D.C.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:11
And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door," we visit Foggy Bottom in Northwest D.C. and Glenarden, Maryland.

MR. LAURENCE WINSTON

00:00:20
I'm Laurence Winston. I'm 70 years old. I'm living in Glenarden, Maryland. Glenarden, Maryland is located in Landover, Prince George's County. It gets about maybe five, 10 miles outside of D.C. in the suburbs. This house was built in 1950. My father lived in that LeDroit Park area, and he decided that he would try to find a place for him to, a nice safe place for him to raise his family. So, he was checking with the Freedmen's Bureau at the time in D.C., so my father decided to purchase land and build. And we're at that location right now.

MR. LAURENCE WINSTON

00:01:00
There are still a few of us who are the pioneering families of Glenarden. One of the things that we, I guess, cherished, is the fact that we had a family friendly relationship, on to the other, and we continue to have that kind of relationship. I'm proud of living in Glenarden and living in the house that my father built. The history and the heritage of Glenarden and all that we stand for.

MS. DIXIE WOODARD

00:01:35
My name is Dixie Woodard, and I am 70 years old. Young, that is. And we are in Foggy Bottom. It's a block from the Foggy Bottom Metro, just about a block from the Watergate, and a couple of blocks from the Kennedy Center. I moved here in 2000. I was coming from overseas. I'd been overseas 21 years. Being a retired professor, I found my neighbors to be retired professors, as well. So it was a mixture of retired professors and students. And some young professional young people. It is hard to believe that this little neighborhood is in the middle of Washington, D.C.

MS. DIXIE WOODARD

00:02:17
The streets have these beautiful trees and people take pride in their yard. People sit on their steps, they sit in their yards. So, you know people up and down all the blocks. If I really needed something, I've got people I could call anytime, night or day. After all these years of living here, we're so lucky that we found this place. And I love Foggy Bottom. I love Washington, D.C.

SHEIR

00:02:44
We heard from Dixie Woodard in Foggy Bottom and Laurence Winston in Glenarden. If you think your neighborhood should be part of "Door to Door," send an email to metro@wamu.org. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org. After the break, two brothers confront the prospect of blindness by hitting the road.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1

00:03:16
This may be the only chance I get to experience this, so why not go all out?

SHEIR

00:03:22
It's coming up next on "Metro Connection," on WAMU 88.5.
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