Practically every day somebody along Broad Street wants to see me and talk to me. I have a vehicle in the back of the house, a Pontiac Bonneville, and I drive myself or go with my friend.
My neighborhood is real nice, mostly retired folks. We're very close to the Henrico [County] line, literally right around the corner. As a whole, everybody over here has their place pretty much the way they want it.
The way I see it, I'm satisfied with the city. I don't have any squawks. I must have loved it since I've lived here all this time.
The advice I give and live by is simple: Number one is mind your own business and don't mind that of others. And obey the word of God. That means the Bible in its entirety, not putting a word in it that's not already there.
Later on this evening my daughter's coming by for a couple minutes or so. She needs a prayer. Then I'm going uptown to have a Chinese dinner, either shrimp fried rice or pepper steak. The only thing I can't eat on the menu is the sushi. I can't cut it. as told to Brandon Walters; photographed by Scott Elmquist
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