Abdullah Shaikh

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Age when this tile was made: 11

Where did you live when you made this tile?

Yorktown Street (near the Powderhouse and West Junior High)

Where else have you lived in Somerville?

Dana Street

Where do you live now?

Seattle, WA

Do you consider Somerville your hometown? Yes

What is your earliest Somerville memory?

Moving there from Bangladesh with half of my family -- the older and younger siblings, the middle kids were still in Bangladesh for a few more years. Not speaking a word of English my first day of Kindergarten.

How would you describe Somerville today?

It's definitely changed. I moved away from Somerville in 1992, so whenever I go back it seems very foreign to me.

How has Somerville changed?

Yes... I haven't spent enough time in Somerville since moving away to know if the change is for the better or worse. Probably better, at least for property owners. :-)