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
“Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.”
—Kate Millett, Saint Paul native and writer
“A photograph can be as much a piece of fiction as it is a document of the real world... Indeed the most compelling photographs shed light on reality in much the same way good fiction does.”
—Wing Young Huie, Saint Paul photographer
“I do hope that in my blundering way through life I may in a small measure defend the dignity of common men and prove of some sustaining power to the suffering souls I meet... I have small faith in any man’s religion if he feels above those who are unfortunate.”
—L. C. Larry Ho Hodgson, Saint Paul mayor and poet