Thursday, November 27, 2008

50 Years of Family Business

This fall, Portland's Lewis family can be thankful for 50 years of business at their Southeast Portland hardware shop, through good times and bad. I visited with them in late October, and I think it's somewhat appropriate that the article was held until today.

Theirs is truly a remarkable story and very different than anything I, or most people in this day and age have experienced. So take a look at this piece, which comes complete with economic hard times in the neighborhood, armed robbery, a man welding into his 90s, and a Moroccan grandson who married into the family and now works at the shop.

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