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82-year-old truck driver: ‘got to be doing something’

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“I’ve tried to retire a couple of times, but I’ve got to be doing something… It’s good tasting water. They come from all around to get it. I have a well, but this is better. They call it the healing water. I’ve been drinking this a long time. It’s special. It’s good water.”

Roland “Smiley” Shambaugh, 82, hauls 4500 gallons of water five times a day, five days a week. He picks up water from Berkeley Springs and takes it  just a little ways to the bottling facility.

 


In ‘100 Days, 100 Voices’ Nancy Andrews presents photographs depicting the diversity of voices across Appalachia. These portraits strive to show the varied faces, passions, issues and opinions from around the region. These interviews have been edited for brevity and clarity. If you have an idea for ‘100 Days, 100 Voices’ please contact Nancy Andrews on Twitter @NancyAndrews or email at nancy.andrews [at] mail.wvu.edu.