6 thoughts on “Woodlawn, 1972

  1. These young men were working very hard to support their community. It’s also somewhat amusing how this photo unknowingly captures the future decline and fall of Sears Roebuck buy showing the automatic washer box being loaded onto the truck, full of debris, headed for the dump. Sears was a part of American life for many generations. I always enjoyed investigating the toy dept at Christmas time and going through their thick holiday catalog – lots of good memories.

  2. Three gable roofed houses next to a foursquare in Woodlawn. How hard could that be to find? Hint: Very hard.

  3. According to The Oregonian (December 4, 1987, p. 48), “Ever since [Mrs. Clara Peoples] and her husband, Haley Peoples Sr., who died in 1983, founded Community Care Association Inc. 25 years ago, the needy have been coming to her for help. And they still come, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. – young single mothers, shy senior citizens, unemployed…and families too poor to put food on the table.

    “I’ve never stopped. It’s just like it’s always been,” said Peoples, who spends her days talking donors out of food and money for the needy in her community. “You’re looking at a professional hustler. And I have to be. Now the hustle is tougher, and the hunger is greater. I know I’ve made an impact,” she said.

    The same article mentions that a 1971 issue of Ebony Magazine featured Mrs. Peoples’ community service, and that she served on the state’s Board of Agriculture under Governor Tom McCall.

    Numerous other articles in The Oregonian, dating back to 1971, mention the meals provided here in Portland (especially to senior citizens) by the Community Care Association.

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