Opinion: Trenton, N.J., Greece of the Northeast

Danielle Wilson

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the same year Dick Nixon was elected. Along with my twin sister and three younger sisters, I attended Catholic schools for thirteen years. (Holy Mother, pray for me.) I spent two years as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado until I wised up and transferred to a more normal school, Indiana University, where I received a B.A. in history and a teaching license just for funsies. In 2001, I officially entered the ranks of stay-at-home moms to care for my two-year old son and newborn twins. I have mentally blocked all of 2002 and most of 2003. In 2004, I received a Master’s degree in U.S. History from I.U.P.U.I. and a fourth child from my should-have-had-that-vasectomy-sooner husband. From 2005 until mid-2010, I played Super Mom in the yet-to-be released indie film "Provide Daycare for Your Sister-in-Law's Children Because You Don't Have Enough to Do Already." I returned to teaching this fall at an undisclosed Indianapolis school where thankfully very few parents know who I am. I am considering developing a bad habit.

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  • Norm Glitz

    Amazing that you think someone else needs to pay for your personal vacations. Sounds like the million dollar Obamas.

    If you can’t find “exotic” food in Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville or St. Louis, you’re not trying very hard. Don’t know about Detroit, personally. The light rail goes south from Trenton, not north. You can get to your picturesque town of Burlington on it. Even to picturesque Camden, if you’re so inclined. To get to NYC, you’ll have to take the regular NJ Transit trains or expensive Amtrak to get there. Lots to see in Trenton. For example try Grounds For Sculpture for an outdoor experience with neighboring Rat’s restaurant. Named for Mr. Rat of Wind in the Willows.

    near Trenton
    PS. We just had a Greek festival at St George’s Greek Orthodox church. You shoulda been here last week!