Bipeds of Brookland: John Feeley
John Feeley remembers playing in the woods as a child. “There were a few hobo camps that added a little excitement, that you might run into someone vaguely threatening. There was creek back there, where Providence Hospital’s parking lot is now.”
He moved into the neighborhood when his parents bought a house in 1960. Later, when John began teaching in Philadelphia, his mother would send him job ads from the newspaper in DC. “When I called my mother to say I was taking a job in DC, she said, ‘Well, you can live in the family house. I took a job in Pittsburgh so your father and I are leaving.’ ” He lives in that same house today.
John taught in DC Public Schools and received training in Montessori…