Monday, August 13, 2007

Love Letter to Pittsburgh

I know Pittsburghers love praise. An expatriate writing for the Baltimore Sun heaps it on:

My hometown, once a gritty, grimy, blue-collar steel town, is now the darling of the travel writers. They have all discovered Pittsburgh's glittering reinvention as a banking and medical hub, with the shiny new skyscrapers to prove it.

The time away has made the heart grow fonder and I'm sure there are plenty of ex-Yinzers who have a similar feeling:

On my way home, I called my husband and told him that it might have been a mistake to leave all those years ago when we thought the city was dying.

"I could have told you that," he said.

Come on home.

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