“This is called ‘cane maintenance,’ ” Alco Canfield said Friday morning.
The tip of the blind Spokane resident’s cane had just popped off after some rough traveling on the cracked, uneven and missing sidewalks of her Southgate neighborhood, and she was working to snap on a new cane tip she handily had in her pocket.
“I never leave home without another,” she explained.
Canfield was out for a walk, but it was less like a relaxing stroll and more like navigating an obstacle course.
There were uneven slabs of sidewalk. There were unpredictably aligned curb ramps. There was a disorienting roundabout right outside her front door. There was a
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