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The sensational story of Lady Liberty

Sometimes you can tell just by looking at somebody that they have a story or two to tell.

Particularly if they’re standing by the side of the road dressed like the Statue of Liberty, waving and grinning at everybody who drives by.

And especially if they look like they’ve carried this world’s suffering inside them for a long, long time and come out singing.

Let me introduce you to Margaret Smith of Pickens.

I’ve been seeing her out there on U.S. Highway 123 in Easley, in front of the Liberty Tax office, for months now, in all kinds of weather — rain and cold, mostly. I’ve seen her pumping her fist to get big trucks to honk their horn, like I used to do when I was a kid. Clowning around for folks who honk at her. If things get a

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