I grew up in the Dale-Selby neighborhood of Saint Paul. To be more
exact, we lived in the upstairs of a duplex just off the corner of Dayton
and St. Albans, one block from Dale and one block from Selby.
By Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, January 7, 2015
We were ice cream truck connoisseurs
And knew which Popsicles would stain our tongues.
We were rich in playground sand
And told one another, if you step on it, you’re it.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“Much of the philosophy that guides the theatre we do here at Penumbra is pioneered by people like... Langston Hughes... I'm just here standing, on a hill that's made up of their thinking. And that's what allows me to see as far as I can see.”
—Lou Bellamy, Penumbra Theater director
“You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can't leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, "I'm that messed-up one in the family."”
—Louie Anderson, Saint Paul native and comedian
“Who does not love a Minnesota winter, with its clear bracing air—its blue sky and its life-giving atmosphere?... Fear not then, the blast of coming winter. Pile on the wood, let the cracking fire shed its heat while the Northwestern winds howl about our doors.”