From the Dictionary according to Nutter:
A true Lowellian – Any person who has been either born here, even in a local hospital, who grew up here, who moved here, who went to school here , who owns or works in a business here or anyone who was conceived at the submarine races on the Blvd. (Older Lowellians like me remember those)!
Anyone of those folks who speaks their mind regardless of what others think or say about them and stands up for what they believe in. They don’t back down and they will stand up and fight for what they feel is right and will continue to do so regardless of what Social Media, regular media, radio or blogs say about them.
That is a true Lowellian !
Last night we saw a whole bunch of ‘True Lowellians” from the 3 young women who spoke representing the “kids of Lowell” to Nancy Green who did a spectacular job to Charlotte Renault-Caragianes who I’ve seen grow up from a small little girl on Beech st, to a beautiful young women who isn’t afraid to stand up and fight for her beliefs.
Rodney Elliott is also a “True Lowellian” because no matter what I or anyone else says about him, he follows his own path. The one thing I’ve always respected about Rodney is he is who he is and won’t back down from that. He fights his fight just as the other people in attendance last night fought theirs.
To be a “true Lowellian” you just need to have the spunk, gumption, fortitude, strong spirit of the working class folks who say I’m me and like me or not this is who I am, this is what I believe and I will stand up and fight my best fight to uphold those beliefs no matter who or how many disagree with me!
That to me is what a true Lowellian is and what she /he does and we saw it over and over last night. From the speaker who was from Woburn but going to UMASS Lowell to Laurie Auffant, who identified herself as a transgender woman, to the mom named April Starr who has fears in her heart for her daughters safety.
ALL WHO SPOKE LAST NIGHT, WHO CONTINUE TO SPEAK AFTER BEING CRITICIZED, EDITORIALIZED, DEMORALIZED BY OTHERS WHO GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT STAND BACK UP AND FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY BELIVE IN, EVEN IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY DO, THEY CONTINUE TO FIGHT ! THEY ARE ALL TRUE LOWELLIANS!!