Mapping Georgetown: The Magic of Our ‘Stoop Culture’
By January 10, 2022 0 107•
If you drive down too fast – You will miss the magic.
When we received Judith Bunnell’s map-story for our Mapping Georgetown project, her evocations of our town’s unique “stoop culture” and the supportive communities we love to build with friends and neighbors, I felt such a joy of connection. This precious aspect of Georgetown is something my neighbors and I too cherish.
Judith also brought up another remarkable intertwining connection. When I asked if she could give us some photos or graphics to add to her lovely story, she let me know that the picture in the Mapping Georgetown story we ran about Rose Park was actually taken in front of her own house. Here’s the picture:
I love how so many Georgetowners’ stories are intertwined!
Here’s Judith’s map-story:
This is a special Georgetown Gem –
We all know each other and care –
singles-couples-families with babies & children.
We shovel each other’s walks, blow leaves and water planters—
If you drive down too fast – You will miss the magic
The happiest block in Georgetown – home of “stoop culture”
32nd between P and Q Streets
And here are some sweet pictures she sent us to celebrate the joy she experiences with the “stoop culture” on her block.
Maybe we’ll have your stoop over to visit ours one day!
To see this story on the Mapping Georgetown website, go to https://mappinggeorgetown.com/2019/10/11/how-about-this-for-a-cute-georgetown-story-can-ya-feel-it-more-please/
To learn more about the Mapping Georgetown project see https://georgetowner.com/articles/2021/07/19/marilyn-butlers-vision-for-mapping-georgetown/.
To submit your Georgetown recollections to Mapping Georgetown go to www.mappinggeorgetown.com or visit the Georgetown Public Library to pick up a physical map-story form to fill out.
Marilyn Butler can be reached at email@example.com.