Anyway, I ran across his walker in storage some 34 years later, and decided to put new energy to an object most people think represents a handicap. I saw a TED talk about an English woman Sue Austin who opened my eyes to how enabling wheel chairs are to those who can not get around without them. She would go diving in the ocean with her wheel chair, to compare SCUBA to the wheel chair. Humans are handicap to stay under water for extended lengths of time without SCUBA equipment, but it has a stigma of being adventurous, unlike the wheel chair, or a walker.
Pictured below the badge assembled prior to patina work.