On this day in 2008, Eddie Graham passed away.
You probably saw Eddie. He lived under a Linden tree — year-round — in front of 195 E. Fourth St., just a little east of Avenue A. He seemed to be there for years. I have no idea how many. Then one day he was gone. Another character in our daily lives who had suddenly vanished. Bob Arihood wrote about Eddie's life and death at Neither More Nor Less. You can read that here. You can read about one of his dreams here.
Today, Eddie's garden that he tended under the Linden tree is gone. There's just soil there now. But if you look at the tree in front of 195 E. Fourth St., a little above eye level, there's a rusted metal plaque screwed into the tree that reads "Eddie's Garden."