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Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:15:57 :

In Reply to: Paul Trick/L'Orangerie posted by Thomas Trick on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 23:47:27 :

Some of the older members of the Polk District Merchant Association might recall the business.


: Hello,

: I am looking for any information i can find on Paul N. Trick, proprietor at 1709 Polk St. (L'Orangerie card and gift shop) from the early sixties into the 80s.

: Paul was my uncle, but he kept very much to himself. My father, George was his brother and they had a sister, Joan, in southern california. The siblings were not close, largely due to an abusive stepfather, Owen Caldwell. I believe they all had ptsd and they each dealt with it in their own way.

: Recently i learned that my sister, who's children are all adults now, simply omitted Paul's story from the family history. I am piecing things together for one of her kids, because I remember Paul and his story heroically. He overcame in his way, and now, I want to know as much as I can learn about that.

: Thank you for considering this query and perhaps forwarding it to someone who knows the history of that block of Polk St. or whatever action you think might yield information.

: cheers,
: thom trick
: 503.997.6562

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