"I love the West End but the country life is better. My country experience was lovely. I wish everybody could experience no bathroom, no indoor plumbing, and no water. You'll appreciate the city. You'll appreciate the city life. My grandmother kept us, every summer, when were out of school. Loved it. We shared beds. We shared bathtubs. I was born and raised in Louisville, but my grandparents lived in the country. I was born in Newburg, but I moved to the West End when I was 5. I've been here ever since. I always loved 36th & Broadway and the Flaget Area. I loved all of it. I wouldn't trade it for nothing in the world. All of the elementary school friends and my high school friends stayed there. I loved all of them. I miss all of them.
My advice to the world is that I need the men to raise their sons to be men and I need these women to raise their girls to be women. That's my advice. We want to keep the world going. If we want to keep the world going, skin color shouldn't matter." - Gary, Russell