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The last job that George Richardson worked before retiring as a disabled veteran was at Carole Fabrics, an Augusta, Georgia company that makes window drapes and roller shades. Richardson was responsible for going over the embroidered silks and patterned linens that arrived from all around the world, inspecting the bolts for dropped stitches and other flaws.

After leaving Augusta in 2010, Richardson bounced around his home state of South Carolina until 2019, when he moved into the elevated marsh-side house that he’d built a decade earlier for his mother.


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