Matilda and Joe Koval in their Patterson Park Avenue living room. Matilda used to spend her days crocheting by the window. After attending her first SECO meeting, she formed a block club and eventually became president of Community Taking Action and vice-president of Neighborhood Housing Services. Joe is an accomplished television repairman, ice skater, photographer, and boatsman. Matilda is famous for her whiskey sours and chocolate chip cookies.