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Steve Gooding of San Antonio climbed up the 60-foot flag pole at the La Grange Post Office on Friday, Oct. 27, to apply a fresh coat of paint. Gooding shimmied his way up and down the pole using a set of stirrups and a strap. He used a rope and bucket to raise and lower supplies to a helper on the ground. Post office staff said they expected the work to be done with a crane truck and were quite surprised to see the 65-year-old professional steeplejack and painter climbing the pole by hand.


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