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Patrick O'Dowd calls it 'life on the hills of Seattle' as he mows his lawn in the Lakewood area of Seattle, May 16, 1999. O'Dowd got the idea from the folks he purchased his home from -- 14 years ago. They told him to mow with a rope, and he's been doing it ever since.

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