ritchie hammond, 60, pennsylvania


Best childhood memory: I had a happy childhood period.


Food: Spaghetti with meat sauce


Drink: E&J Brandy


Color: Maroon


Thing to do: Bicycle riding


Place in the city: Love Park, I guess; every once and again we get in a festive mood.


Cartoon character: Old Top Cat, you guys are too young to remember.


If you could live anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Probably to the wild or something out because it's got room and I don't have to be around a lot of people.


What inspires you? At this stage in life, not too much does. I motivate myself.


What are some of your goals? Long-term and/or short-term. Sad to say, but I have no goals together. Once again to get permanent housing, maybe a pick-up truck and some money on the side; nothin' big you know.


If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? I'd be a bird. Probably an Eagle. Fly, you know, freedom.


Tell me about the craziest dream you have ever had. That's a good question. I think I flipped out and took care of people that did me wrong in my life, like, in one day.


What is one thing that you want people to know about you? I respect people. I don't start no trouble with nobody. I'm not going to turn the other cheek if something happens. I try to mind my own business and let people be people. No one's perfect.

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