MPW.69 / 2017 Exile on Highway 54 by Mark Kauzlarich
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Mark Kauzlarich New York, N.Y.
Team Gilka

Story Summary

The stress of moving can loom over anyone, but it weighs heavier when thrust upon an elderly couple with no choice in the matter.  

After an adventuresome vagabond marriage traveling the country in their motorhome, Ron Dinwiddie, 79, and Esther Dinwiddie, 77, quietly set down roots in 2011 at Randles Court trailer park along Highway 54. But that quietness turned into an uneasy tension ahead of a city-imposed deadline of forced relocation.

On Friday the couple drove their mobile home for the first time in six years, resigned to their home in exile a few miles outside of town.