In My Time, by Paul Pintarich; Rick Seifert, ed.
From the Preface, by Rick Seifert:
This book began as a series of columns that Paul Pintarich wrote for The Southwest Community Connection. I founded and edited the monthly newspaper serving Southwest Portland just as the old century turned to the new
For Paul, Southwest Portland was home for all 72 years of his life. In 2011,, he died from severe burns suffered in a kitchen fire in his Barbur Boulevard apartment. The place was a leisurely hike to his boyhood home on the slopes of Capitol Hill. His father had lived in a house within close view of Paul’s apartment.
The columns, titled “In My Time,” offered a serialized, anecdotal history of the swift and jarring changes from dairy land and wilderness (Paul called it “pre-suburbia”) to the ever-encroaching suburbs of the post-World War II years.