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March 28, 2003

Albany-- It's a touching memorial for the friendliest man in town.

For years, Lynwood Harvey sat in this chair in the front yard of his home on Whispering Pines Road in Albany waving to passers-by. Mr. Harvey died March 20th, but his cheerful greeting has not been forgotten. Anonymous people have left flowers, cards and other trinkets at this makeshift memorial.

His widow, Vivian Harvey, says, "He was the 'waving man'--that's what they called them. He sat outside and waved all the time. He just thought it was the easiest and best way to make contact."

Mrs. Harvey says her husband enjoyed waving to people, because it made them happy. Lynwood Harvey was 79 years old.

Posted at 4:05 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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