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Photo submitted by Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer, a Philly.com reader
Neighborhoods by Tom Gralish - MOUNT MORIAH -- Tonya Smallwood and her Smallwood grew up just blocks away from each other in Southwest Philadelphia, but didn't meet until later when both attended the same Kingdom Hall (they're Jehovah's Witnesses, that's what they call the "church") and were married in 1987. Three years ago they bought their first house, and then had a baby girl, Taylor. It's in the same neighborhood (1800 block of 65th street), one of a whole block of virtually identical row houses -- except for the giant picture window the couple put in their upstairs master bedroom, facing south. She loves the way it "lets in all the sun." Tonya was hanging new window treatments when she decided to clean the big glass.
A selection of images by The Inquirer's staff photographer Tom Gralish who from 1998-2001 chronicled life in the many neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The images were published in a for a weekly column. See more of Tom's work in his blog at Scene On The Road