Robert

20 May

Robert stood in his roadside stand, selling peaches and plums. He wore overalls and a wide-brimmed straw hat. He had a stubby white beard. He was white, and a native of the United States, unlike some of the others with whom we spoke. He had traveled around the world before settling here in South Carolina. He worked here in the farm’s warehouse and also in a special kitchen that sold peach flavored ice cream.

I told him about our health program. He was amazed. He had never gotten insurance before. He said that he’d tell his fellow workers about it.

Originally published on: http://farmworkerawareness.blogspot.com/

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