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Don Hanson (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Donald diversified: Longtime local businessman reflects on his life's work and interests


WORTHINGTON -- Many people know Donald Hanson as a salesman -- the longtime proprietor of Hanson Town & Country Furniture in Worthington who joked with his customers while selling them a sofa or recliner.

But Don also has some lesser-known talents -- aviator, ordnance technician, embalmer, ambulance driver, deliveryman, artist, photographer. At one time or another in his 89-year lifetime, Don has engaged in all those endeavors.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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