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RH: I have a 16 year-old heart, a 33 year-old mind and a 73 year-old body. I still remember with affection the first girl I kissed.
LH: And who was that?
RH: Her name was Ruth-Ann Leidel, I was in the seventh grade. I took her home following a band concert, and as I kissed her, my hat fell off. So I think that‚Äôs what a 16 year-old heart means.
LH: And what does it mean to have a 73 year-old body?
RH: It just means you don‚Äôt, everything doesn‚Äôt recoupe as fast as it used to. I‚Äôve been dying to start riding a bicycle. I bought one at the antique store recently and jumped on it and rode around the block. And then I think to myself, you know, you‚Äôre stupid. The only thing you need‚Äôs a broken hip to really accelerate the end of your life, so I sold it and I‚Äôve been sorry ever since that I sold it. Because my 16 year-old heart still wants me to jump on it and ride around t...
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