The following is a letter from one of our previous residents:
I just want to tell you how much Thirteenth Place means to me. Mrs.
Peggy my mom, is the best mother a daughter could ask for. When my
sister and I moved in she took up with us like her own daughters. Even
her own family, her sons especially. After, we moved out we still had
contact with her. This past Thanksgiving and Christmas we were over
at her house. Mr. Kevin my dad, treated us the same. He was a role
model for all the kids. We were very involved in church. Mrs. Shayna
Poo my aunt, was the best woman in the the world. I came to here for
advice all the time. Mrs. Melissa my aunt, was the same way. She took
us to the mall, work, and did everything with us. Mrs. Brandy my aunt,
was the cool one, she understood us the most. Mr. Joe my pawpaw, he
is the one that will walk me down the isle when I get married. When
he got onto us it hurt me deeply. He hated to see us cry. Mr. Rodney
my uncle, he could sing, cook, and clean. He loved to go shopping on
Saturdays, he would tell us to get ready because he would take use
to take pictures at the Falls. 13th Place is home and will always be
my home. I will never forget this place. They have made me stronger.
I always look back and wonder how my life would have been if they weren't
there. I went to college, bought my first car, and had a great job.
I always want 13th Place to be there because there are still more kids
that need help and 13th Place is it.