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The man behind the brooms

It’s 10 a.m. — late by Melvin Pickens’ standards. Years ago, he’d be halfway through his route, but everything takes more time these days. He stands unsteadily, clutching the car door and waiting for Carolyn Palmer, his caregiver, to haul his walker from her back seat.

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