Mishawaum Through My Eyes

This is a view of Charlestown and it’s former territories through my eyes.

Mishawaum is where the English settlers lived in what we now know as Charlestown. Charlestown originally included what are now parts of Arlington, Burlington, Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Stoneham, and Woburn.

This is a view of Charlestown and it’s former territories through my eyes.

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Denise O'Leary July 01, 2012 at 12:44 AM
I lived in Charlestown for 29 of my 41 years and I would move back again if apartments weren't so expensive. Years ago, Charlestown had a sense of community. You watched out for each other. You babysat your babysitters kids. Every one knew everyone and it wasn't through gossip, it was through neighbors sitting out on their street in the summer talking to one another. Charlestown has changed, some good and some not so good. There has always been drugs in Charlestown but people were more willing to help and not look and say "not my kid", again, we were a community and cared about what happened to other families as well as your own. I don't know when this stopped, but, sadly, it did. I grew up in a time when being a Townie meant something. My mother was born in the house that she grew up in. I just hope someday I'll be able to afford to return to Charlestown because it has lots to offer everyone.
Larry Fine July 02, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Well I am glad that you were able to get out of the projects. Good for you and best of luck.
TheMaskedTruthsayer July 02, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Your sense of nostalgia is dellusional.
M.C. Stewart July 02, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Everyone has their own ideas of nostalgia and their own memories of home. In the internet age, we've lost a sense of humanity because everything is impersonal. We text or email and never look people in the eyes anymore. As individuals we need to be mindful and put the first foot forward to bring back those values.


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