Paul Doblinger sits in the parking lot of Eastbrook Church’s Holy Grounds Café on a Thursday morning. “Just comin’ home after third shift, here,” he says.
Daniel Gabrielsen sits on a bench at the southwest end of Mitchell Park watching the children swing and play. The 65-year-old Gabrielsen, a veteran of the Vietnam War, grew up near 28th and National and says, when he was a child, you could almost always find him and his friends at the park near Layton and Pierce Streets. “We spent most of our time, here.”