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Wordless Wednesday: Henry Hodge & Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff

Henry Hodge (my Uncle) was an Orderly and attendee at the Rancho Los Amigos Health Center in the 1950’s in Los Angeles, California. At the time the Rancho Los Amigos was a facility for those that had polio. Henry was the only African American working at the facility in that capacity at the time.

Henry Hodge (Orderly & Attendant) and the Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff in 1953

 

Henry Hodge (Orderly & Attendant) and the Rancho Los Amigos Nursing Staff in 1953

Wordless Wednesday: Sarah Hodge

Sarah Hodge

This is a photo of  Sarah Hodge, the grandmother of my dad’s best friend Henry Hodge.  Henry was raised by Sarah, who he called mom as he did not know his real mother as she ran off to Chicago when he was a baby.  This photo was taken in Saint Louis, Missouri in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.