EDEN, N.C–Some people do crosswords, others do Suduko puzzles, and then there’s wheelbarrows.
Correspondent John Winn obtained this photo in the backyard of a local Draper resident. The retiree–who only gave his first name, Jack–showed off this tan one-wheeler outside his makeshift workshop. The self-named conveyance is elegant in it’s simplicity, yet it is a helpful reminder of sanity in a world lacking it. The 83 year-old, whose wife suffers from Alzheimer’s, is reminded of his wife’s illness in a thousand small ways each day. This humble reminder of his identity is self-affirming as he watches her disappear before him.
For the record, the median age in the town is 39 years. Over 20%–nearly a quarter of the population–are 65 and older. An unspecified amount of residents suffer from some form of dementia.