This guy, Dumar, better known as “Uncle Du,” is a fixture in Germantown. He has been working for the same clothing shop on Chelten Avenue for nearly 20 years….
I’ve had my eye on him for a while and finally caught up with him yesterday. I gave him my card, we chatted, he asked me if his hat looked okay. Then he proceeded to chomp on a bag of chips while I snapped some photos.
He told me that business on the Ave has been slow…which is sad, because you can literally see how Chelten Ave has been impacted by the economic downturn aka the Great Recession.
It’s amazing how everyday people are managing to keep or hold it together despite all of the negativity that swirls around us.