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It’s closer to one to six now, said his wife, Elizabeth Faucette.
Still, the students are his favorite part as border guards. He loves it when they yell at him or mess with him in a friendly way.
“It’s fun,” he said.
His 51-year-old wife is a retired Peck elementary school teacher who was also replaced at the school.
Sometimes she comes to her husband’s shifts and sees him in action with the students.
“Usually he tells them, ‘do good, have a nice day’ in the morning when they cross,” she said.
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When the couple married in 1970, it marked halfway in their life.
Before he married Elizabeth, he grew up in Greensboro, played half-back at Dudley High School, moved to Washington, DC, served in the US Army in France and Germany during World War II, and accepted a position with the Federal Trade Commission and moved back to Greensboro to take care of his sick mother while he works for the US Post.
At 72, Elizabeth Faucette is 28 years younger than him.
She got to know him as a friend of her uncle and later got to know him better as a neighbor.
“I followed him more than he followed me,” she said.