Comment 68300

By jlbslb3 (anonymous) | Posted August 20, 2011 at 11:11:05

This article is quite harsh! I grew up in Oshawa, south Oshawa to be more specific! To be even more specific On Wentworth St!!!! I grew up in a well known building on Wentworth. It was known for being dirty, and being full of drunken GM workers! I must say the hallways and corridors within the building may have been dirty, as for drunken GM workers I never witnessed it! As I was growing up, my parents taught me that it wasn't what was in the hallways that made our home.... it was what was behind our door that made our home! My home was full of love, I had a lot of friends, a lot of which lived in that building. I also went to school in south Oshawa, from Kindergarten to grade 12! I graduated grade 12 as an honour roll student all 4 years in high school!

I now have a good job that pays well! I own my own house (in south Oshawa) with a very large lot for my 2 year old son to play in! I also married my high school sweetheart whom I also met in that "terrible building" We have now been together for 15 years and are still just in love as we were when we met! Now as my son gets older and Oshawa gets an even worse wrap, I have absolutely no fear of sending my son to a school not far from my home (on Simcoe st) that happens to score amongst the highest schools in Ontario in Literacy testing.

I will agree with one comment made earlier about diversity within Oshawa. There is little within the borders of what I consider a fine place to live, however I believe that it is a result of people speaking out of turn without knowledge of what we not as people from the "shwa" have to offer but we as Canadians have to offer! If Ben Bull has not yet been to Oshawa I challenge him to do so! I was in Hamilton recently for the first time since I was a kid, and found it not so different from Oshawa! I will leave past readers, and readers to come with two things to think about that a lot have forgotten!! Ignorance is Bliss, and people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!

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