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Photo of the Day: ‘This is what makes me happy’

(Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto)

(Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto)

By Jacob Wiegand

Seven-year-old Ian Washington takes a break while his grandfather, John Boyd, and 11-year-old brother, Trey Jackson, continue playing basketball Monday at Attucks Park in Carbondale.

Boyd traveled from Aurora to visit his grandchildren who live in Carbondale.

“They help me from, I would say, stiffening up,” Boyd said. “I have a chronic back disease and the doctor said exercise is good for me, so these little guys right here, they are my therapists.”

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The 61-year-old said he travels to see his daughter and grandkids all the time.

“This is what makes me happy,” he said “When I can get off of that train and meet and greet my grandbabies and my daughter.”

Photo and multimedia editor Jacob Wiegand can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @jawiegandphoto.

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