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Pitchaya Sudbanthad

New York: Farris Libsey

New York

Name: Farris Libsey.

Time of birth: 1928.

Occupation title(s), both real and desired-in-another-lifetime? Retired electrician.

How would you describe your look? Well, I look the best I can every day.

What do people think when they see you on the street? A lot of people give me compliments.

Who are some of your heroes? I don’t have heroes. Not a sports fans or anything either.

What makes you laugh? Good jokes.

Fill in the blank: “Most of the people I see around town look ______”: Nice. But I can really only pay attention to how I dress.

Five words that sound great: Good, marvelous, wonderful, beautiful, glorious.


Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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