Wimberley bands together to help beloved local character

December 21, 2014 6:01 AM

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As a child in the 1940s, Lee Epstein had polio and spent a year in a hospital two hours away from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. From feeling lonely when he was in the hospital to being excluded from playground games when he was released, the disease's psychological impacts were almost as bad the physical ones, he said.

So Epstein, now 80, found a way to compensate: "I started to develop humor and jokes."

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