I was born in Baltimore in 1938. My greatgrandfather was a stonemason who cut the cornerstones for many of the great stone buildings that were built in the 19th century. From afar I have watched Baltimore descend into darkness and I hope before I pass I will see it arise again as a great city. I applaud your energy and vision and pray for your success.
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