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by Kari Knudson
My dad had been going through cancer treatment since March (thank you tobacco industry, agent orange and asbestos). Usually, on a lovely spring, summer or fall day you could find him sitting outside my parents’ garage watching the traffic, yelling at speeders or waving at friends, especially the local ambulance crew.
With his treatment, he was too tired to sit outside this summer. One day in August, the ambulance crew on their way back from the hospital, pulled into my parents’ driveway. They had noticed he wasn’t in his usual spot and wanted to check in on him. A quick, five-minute visit brought smiles and reassurances that Alexandria is a great community to live in.
Dad’s doing better and pictured in his spot about 13 years ago.