Hubert Hampton, 93, is a resident at the Medco Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Ky. and has lived there since Fall 2008. When a person is in need of money, he says he is kind enough to do what he can. However, as collateral he will take their watch.
Bob Holmes, 86, walks back to his car with his fellow American Legion Post 553 members after participating in the Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio. Holmes served on the U.S.S. Carlisle for three years during World War II.
From the left, Tijiana Pickett, Sofia Moreno-Boyd Barrett, Charlotte Blair, Gabrielle Myers and Sarah Neff enjoy a shower of mountain dew created after combining the soda with life savers during the grand finale of the Super Splatter Science Summer Camp at Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, July 6, 2012.
Cedarius Pride reads the final messages to Leondra Hooks, his cousin, and the other 21 gunshot victims from the previous year while at the HipHop4Peace event at Inez Nash Park in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
Nijaz Hasanovic, 41, is a baker that has worked from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riley’s Bakery in Bowling Green, Ky. for the past 10 years. “I make everything from pastries to coffee cakes.” Hasanovic said, “I just like it.”
Arthur Hatfield, 61, is a luthier living in Glasgow, Ky. who has been building banjos for 35 years. In 2001 Hatfield established his own
company called Hatfield Banjos and began working nearly 12 hours a day for seven days a week making an average of 26 banjos a year. "That's all my life is is banjos," Hatfield said, "It has become second nature - like eating."
Austin Cook, 78, has lived in Hardin County, Ky. for his entire life and has built several houses and a motel during his long career in construction. Today he spends much of his time tending to his 104-acre forest. “I expect I’ve cut thousands of trees over the years,” Cook said, “I just love to do it. Crazy isn’t it?”
Tyrus Cobb Bailey, 98, built his own casket in 1990. It has been sitting in his living room in Arab, Al., for 21 years. "I've got a lot of pretty lumber in it," Bailey said, "I've got my mausoleum built too. I'm going to my grave in a wagon. It's going to be quite a show. I ain't got many days to wait."
Left image: Remonia Sanders waits in front of the remains of her house -- 939 23rd Ave. E. She and the other eight members of her family were sitting in the living room when the tornado hit. No one in the house was physically harmed.
Right image: Tim Clements (center) leads a prayer around food supplies for the tornado victims with fellow members of The Sons of Thunder, a non-denominational religious organization, on Veterans Memorial Ave.
Kayla Hinton (left) and Hannah McMillian (right), volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse, each receive a thankful hug from Margene Wyres for helping her neighbors, the Brown family, find and gather cherished family pictures. The Brown’s son had died a month earlier and the two girls were spending their limited time off from school to help out.