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It matters not whether one views this story as a small victory for the 99 percent or as a reflection of unbridled corporate evil deferred by compassion. Either way, it is powerful.

As Zaid Jilani at Think Progress reports:

Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vinia Hall, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d go next.

But when the movers hired by the bank and police were dispatched to evict the two women, they had a change of heart.

That change of heart came in the visage of a bed-ridden but soulfully energetic Hall, whose glory you can witness below in WSB's local news report:

Hall's message to the bank?

“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

Please don't come in and disturb me no more. Taken literally, in the moment, it has weight.

Taken metaphorically as a representative mantra we could all cast upon those financial institutions that have ruined our economy and poisoned our politics, it has unspeakable power.

Please don't come in and disturb me no more.


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Author's Note 1:

Commenter Burned offers this update on the story via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The bank administering a second mortgage on the northwest Atlanta house where Vinia Hall lives will work out an arrangement so that she and her 83-year-old daughter, Kathelyn Cornelius, don’t have to move. The bank, JPMorgan Chase, announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.

Burned adds:

This was some story. Banks know people are riled up. Once this got out there was no way they would get anyone to move this lovely lady and her daughter out.

I concur on all counts.

Author's Note 2:

I just learned that jpmassar also composed a post on this story which contains some very interesting comments; you you can view it here.

Originally posted to Writing by David Harris Gershon on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 05:41 PM PST.

Also republished by Kos Georgia and ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.

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