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Pamplin Media is calling for submissions as we compile a photo journal of the COVID-19 crisis

COURTESY PHOTO: DORIS OLSEN - Reader Doris Olsen shared this photo of an empty Park & Ride in Wilsonville around 11 a.m. on a weekday. A few weeks ago, reader Craig Prosser inspired us by sending a photo of a playground in Lake Oswego.

These are historic times, he said, and as a volunteer with a local historical group, he saw the importance of documenting the "new normal" of life in our communities under the coronavirus cloud.

What strikes you about your community and your family and your daily lives? Send us photos of what you see and what you do and we will share them with the community on our pages and with local historical societies so the images can be saved for future generations. Think of it as our own photo journal.

Send your high-resolution images (minimum 300 dpi/ 1 MB) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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COURTESY PHOTO: SUZY SIVYER - Suzy Sivyer received homemade birthday cards from her friend's children. COURTESY PHOTO: SUZY SIVYER - Suzy Sivyer's son also surprised her with a live virtual concert by local singer Nate Botsford. COURTESY PHOTO: CRAIG PROSSER - Craig Prosser of Lake Oswego shared this photo of a wishing tree at Freepons Park.

Week two

COURTESY PHOTO: KATHLEEN LAMEAR - Reader Kathleen LaMear said: 'I took the following photo in an alley in First Addition. My friend Susan gave it a caption: 'Not only does God place dice, but ... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. - Stephen Hawkens.'' COURTESY PHOTO: BOB ROSS  - Reader Bob Ross said while self-quarantining, he and his family look forward to walking their dog through First Addition — adhering to social distancing, of course — and he recently took this shot. COURTESY PHOTO: KATHLEEN LAMEAR - LaMear also took this photo of a chalkboard in First Addition.

Week one

COURTESY PHOTO: CRAIG PROSSER - Freepons Park in Lake Oswego, tries to limit the proximity of young users. COURTESY PHOTO: JEN LANGFORD - Lake Theater displayed some welcome humor amid the pandemic. COURTESY PHOTO: JEN LANGFORD - Reader Jen Langford shared this photo of a nearly empty Safeway aisle.  COURTESY PHOTO: JEN LANGFORD - A play area near Lake Theater was completely empty.COURTESY PHOTO: JEN LANGFORD   - Lake Theater captures the mood.  COURTESY PHOTO: JEN LANGFORD   - Tuccis advertised its carry-out option. COURTESY PHOTO: CRAIG PROSSER - This photo already marks a figment of the past, as parks have since closed entirely.

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