Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

July 2, 2014 4:03 PM

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Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Doris had been moved into a home over the winter when her health no longer permitted her to live alone unassisted. I am hoping to meet her someday soon -- on one of her better days -- because from the photographs, her collection of pop art from NYC in the day, unusual artifacts from around the world...

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