For more than 40 years, Gilbert Shamshoian sat in his custom wheelchair and waved at drivers along the old Highway 99 near Clovis Avenue. Many people waved back and some even stopped to chat.
For more than 40 years, Gilbert Shamshoian sat in his custom wheelchair and waved at drivers along the old Highway 99 near Clovis Avenue. Many people waved back and some even stopped to chat. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee File Photo
For more than 40 years, Gilbert Shamshoian sat in his custom wheelchair and waved at drivers along the old Highway 99 near Clovis Avenue. Many people waved back and some even stopped to chat. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee File Photo

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Ask Me: Man in wheelchair shared waves, smiles with Fresno freeway drivers for decades

February 13, 2016 6:00 AM

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