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September 12, 2008
Knocking mold off the roof, or cutting down trees, Richard is hardly ever inside the house. Winter or summer, in shorts, sandals and t-shirt, he's outside. His skin where it's exposed to the sun is the color of almonds, the wrinkles around his eyes betraying paler-colored skin. His eyes are green like Aspen leaves and his wild wiry hair is almost white. Gravity has taken hold of his muscles at 71 years young. He still has a challenge or two to face. If he comes into the house, he's probably hungry or tired. Or he's bringing in wood.