- The Brothers Gordon
- By RACHEL MUMMEY
- The 63rd Missouri Photo Workshop / Clinton, Mo.
Clinton, Missouri residents know Howard Gordon simply as the lawnmower man. An interesting character who makes swift rounds through the town square accompanied by the clipping sounds of cowboy boots and the rattle of a beat up mower.
Away from public view, within the walls of his father's house, Howard serves as partial caregiver to his epileptic and developmentally challenged brothers, Tommy and Scotty.
The odd jobs allow him this independence and also give him an identity and a purpose.
Howard Gordon shaves in the bathroom of his father's home where he lives with two brothers Tommy and Scotty. While all the men have developmental disabilities, Howard is the most competent to perform tasks to take care of himself.
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