For Valentine’s Day, The Neighborhoods will be sharing short and sweet love stories from Detroit couples who met in Detroit. Join in on the love using our #DetroitLoveStory hashtag.
THE REV. WILLIAM AND DOROTHY HARRIS
Neighborhood: Plymouth I-96
How they met: “We met at First Holy Temple Church of God in Christ. We’ve been married 64 years — 50 of those years pastoring at Grace Community Church.”
In the back of Gourmet Food Center, it’s quiet. Soothingly quiet. On the outside of the store, located at the corner of Plymouth and Greenfield roads, people are in and out of the gas station on one side and an outlet of Hot Wheel City, the flashy rims store better known for its more luminous display on West Eight Mile, on the other side. If not for GPS, a first-time visitor can easily pass it before arriving. Once you’re inside, outside noise dissipates.
Crystal Robinson is 36 years old and a mother of five children. She’s lived in Grandale - a neighborhood on the west side of the city of Detroit near Plymouth Road and I-96 - for 26 of those years. And for two of those years, she’s been virtually homeless: staying in different locations with family friends or supporters, but never on the street.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.