(These photos are ordered from most recent to the past
and the formatting is off. Don't ask.
Fortunately, the stories haven't changed at all.)
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"I'm the youngest one here. And I'm 78!"
- Park caretaker Fred Andrews on his position on the veteran committee
in charge of the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park. We talked for a long time about the park, his family history, and the region.
Orange County, TX
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"People I didn't even know would show up with ten boxes of books and say 'I bet you can use these.' That kind of stuff happened all the time."
- Galveston Bookshop owner Sharon Zwick on reopening her store after Hurrican Ike. The water level had been up to seven feet inside the store, which trashed the entire ground level. The community, grateful that business owners hadn't abandoned the city, came out with lots of unsolicited support. Galveston Bookshop was one of the first businesses to reopen.
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