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Ron Shelby

My dad liked the push carts because it forced him to have his required exercise to keep him moving.

Bailey Jones

When my parents reached a certain age and started carrying canes - those awful ones that they sell in medical supply catalogs, I went online and found a company that sold fashionable canes - different styles, different materials and finishes, etc. And they came in custom lengths. Two very nice canes were my parents' Christmas present that year. They loved them and carried them everywhere. My mom loved the compliments she received on hers - a maple wood cane with a sort of tortoise shell handle (ergonomically designed for an easy grip) and monogrammed with her initials. I still have it, hanging on my fireplace mantel. My dad liked his so much we buried him with it. When life gives you lemons - make it fashion.

Michael Jozwiak

Woman, if you need a cane, as I do, please do it with some style. Shop at the various antique stores here on the island or just across the causeway. Please avoid Walgreen's or CVS for those metal sticks with a handle. I have a small collection and the one I use has an eagle for a handle. Another has a silver ram's horn, another looking more like a twisted Irish cane, and I even have one with a sword inside the handle. Get some style and feel good using it!

Bailey Jones

I have my dad's sword cane - it's more ornamental than useful, though.

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