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A Legacy Unfinished: The Story Of Jim Dandy

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96-year-old Jim Dandy (a.k.a. Samuel Myers) opened his shop on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring in 1972.
Rebecca Sheir
96-year-old Jim Dandy (a.k.a. Samuel Myers) opened his shop on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring in 1972.

With his 97th birthday just around the corner, Jim Dandy -- a.k.a. Samuel Myers -- has been saving Silver Spring's attire from stains and spills for decades. The owner of Jim Dandy Cleaners and Formal Wear has been in the dry-cleaning business since he was a boy. Rebecca Sheir visits the shop to learn about Myers' legacy of keeping clothing clean... and keeping his customers feeling just dandy.

[Music: "Young at Heart" by Jimmy Durante from September Song]

Photos: The Story of Jim Dandy

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