published Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Humans of Riverbend, Part 2

Maura Friedman, Anna Lockhart, Mary Helen Miller, and Shawn Paik

Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, we bring you Humans of Riverbend: the people you walked by and the conversations you missed.

See the first installment here.

Haley Solomon

"I have friends from Germany visiting and I wanted to take them to something very Chattanooga."

Jason Miller and Marsha Denson

"We're soulmates."

"He's off the chain."

Left to Right: Lori (8), Julia (10), and Alana (6) Mindel

Are you guys being silly?


Gary Chadwick

"I've never done this before."

Jon and Kyele Holloway

"It's hard work. But you take it up."

Ian Hamilton (left) and Elijah Brown

"He's like a little shadow. It's cool."

Robbie Bagley

"My grand-daughter's first birthday party is tomorrow... I'm going to get her a brand-new Minnie Mouse toy box."

Anna and Don Skalka

"What's your favorite thing about each other?"

"We're great friends."

"I agree."

(From left) Kristopher Kennedy, Emma Thomas and Laura Lee Brakebill

"We're the cool kids. We're totes hip."

"Oh my God, she's actually writing that."

Paul and Shirlene McKinney

"We can't strut so that's why we sit here and look."

Nate and Brittany Ball

"What's your favorite thing about each other?"

"Her laugh."

"I like his humor."

Kristin Hindman (left) and Ashley Jeno

"She actually lives with me. We're like adopted sisters."

Are you closer now?

"A lot closer."

"We fight a little more than when we didn't live together."

Armiya Thomas (left) and Darian Hixson

"What's the hardest part about being sixteen in Chattanooga?"


about Mary Helen Miller...

Mary Helen Miller joined the staff at the Chattanooga Times Free Press as a multimedia reporter in 2013. She produces audio, video, and graphics for the Web, and occasionally writes stories. Before starting at the Times Free Press, Mary Helen worked as a radio reporter at WUTC, the NPR affiliate station in Chattanooga. She won an Edward R. Murrow award for a story she produced there about the anniversary of the 2011 tornadoes that hit ...

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