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'My garden is my life': At 87, Illinois resident shows no signs of slowing down

NORRIDGE, Ill. _ Family and friends sometimes marvel at the stamina longtime Norridge resident Pasquale Cesario displays, spending long hours tending to his three large gardens that overflow with an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables.

"He does have great muscle tone for someone 87," commented his daughter, Ivana Di Piero. "He compares his muscles with my son Rocco all the time."

His family would like him to take an occasional break

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