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StoryCorps: Richard Hunt

From: StoryCorps
Series: StoryCorps
Length: 01:01

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Richard Hunt talks to his daughter, Leslie, about his health.

Hunt150_small Richard Hunt talks to his daughter, Leslie, about his 16-year-old heart.

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Richard Hunt talks to his daughter, Leslie, about his 16-year-old heart.

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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’s 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’t, everything doesn’t recoupe as fast as it used to. I’ve 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’re stupid. The only thing you need’s a broken hip to really accelerate the end of your life, so I sold it and I’ve 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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