Emory Report features Children’s Home

 Oct. 28, 2014

Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library archives stories of Children’s Home residents

Julie Mote gently paged through a photo album of black and white images showing children gardening, laughing with arms around each other, or riding the bus. Each photo was clearly labeled in neat handwriting with names, events and dates. Smiling, she pointed out an image to a friend standing next to her. When asked why she keeps all the old albums, she quietly answered, “I don’t know.”

“Yes, you do,” said her daughter Clara, who had accompanied her to the annual Children’s Home alumni gathering held Oct. 4 in Decatur. “The photos are special. These people are your family.”


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