At my wife’s suggestion, I crossed paths with these charming community gardeners in Chicago’s Roseland community Saturday morning. Seemed like the perfect pic for a Sunday morning. As WBEZ’s Natalie Moore has observed, older couples provide a lovely social anchor for Chicago’s south side communities.
Author: Harold Pollack
Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.
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6 thoughts on “Morning pic: Roseland community gardeners”
Love this photo. Can't help thinking about American Gothic
Indeed. A great contrast
I'm always impressed with gardeners. Looks too much like work for me.
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