Norwood Proves to be the Gem of the Highlands

14064166_10210136325382738_5094906931366751478_nGrowing up in Norwood was wonderful. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I received quality education and was afforded many opportunities that have
made me the person I am today. Sadly, part of being a lifelong Norwoodian required that I face a little mocking. Over the years, I have gotten a lot
of the “Oh, you’re from Norwood?” questions and looks. I have never been ashamed to proudly state, “Yes, I was born and raised there and now I am
raising my family there,” but after the events of August 28 and what transpired in the following weeks, I find myself wanting to say to those not from or living in Norwood, “Oh you’re from….”

You see, what happened in Norwood after the flood on Sunday, August 28 is no shock to those of us who have lived here all our lives. We are a
tight-knit community, we are a family and we stick together. It’s why so many of us are lifelong Norwoodians and why we don’t want to live anywhere
else. You see, these events didn’t create a sense of pride for us to call Norwood home, because that pride was already there. This disaster and the
amazing response of our city proved to those around us that Norwood is the place to be. Norwood is the best place to live. We have a heart and we
stick together! We are Norwood Strong! This event showed why I have no problem saying, “Yes, I’m from Norwood and I am proud of it!!!”

For the rest of this story, pick-up a copy of the October 2016 issue of the Norwood Star Newspaper.

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