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    Kert Ingraham waves to passers-by on Washington Street in Camden. Musician Don McLean, who lives in Camden, has written a song about Ingraham titled "He's a Waving Man." Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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    Ingraham elicits a wave and a smile from many of the motorists who pass by his spot. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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    Ingraham says he prefers to be outside waving and connecting with people than to spend all day inside the senior home where he lives. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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    Ingraham waves to a passing motorist on Washington Street. He started waving to people four years ago, when he would go outside the senior home where he lives to smoke cigarettes. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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    Beedy Parker waves back to Ingraham as she bicycles past. Parker says Ingraham's waving lifts her spirits. "It's terrific," she says. "It helps hold the town together." Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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    Ingraham waves to a passing motorist. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

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