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Elgin man looks back on a life of travel and success

Elgin man looks back on a life of music, travel and success

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Ken Page plays his guitar in his Elgin home. Page worked for Sears throughout Latin America for many years. Playing the guitar, cuatro and dulcimer were a huge part of his life until tremors in his hands made it hard to play.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ken Page and his cuatro, which he bought in the late 60s. The Puerto Rican guitar is made from a single piece of wood. Page, 85, worked for Sears throughout Latin America. He also used to play the guitar and dulcimer.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ken Page's cuatro, which is a Puerto Rican guitar made out of a single piece of wood.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ken Page played guitar, cuatro and dulcimer before his tremors made it hard to play. Now the 85-year-old is playing the harmonica.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ken Page's Elgin home is filled with artwork and memorabilia from Latin America.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Ken Page of Elgin worked for Sears throughout Latin America for many years. He influenced the company to become a sponsor of the Junior Olympics.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Ken Page worked for Sears throughout Latin America and got the company involved in Junior Olympics.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Ken Pages apartment in The Greens of Elgin is like a museum of his life. The 85-year-old man spent decades traveling throughout the world in his work with Sears, collecting treasures from Peru, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Puerto Rico.
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    • Ken Page plays his guitar in his Elgin home. Page worked for Sears throughout Latin America for many years. Playing the guitar, cuatro and dulcimer were a huge part of his life until tremors in his hands made it hard to play.
    •  Ken Page and his cuatro, which he bought in the late 60s. The Puerto Rican guitar is made from a single piece of wood. Page, 85, worked for Sears throughout Latin America. He also used to play the guitar and dulcimer.
    •  Ken Page’s cuatro, which is a Puerto Rican guitar made out of a single piece of wood.
    •  Ken Page played guitar, cuatro and dulcimer before his tremors made it hard to play. Now the 85-year-old is playing the harmonica.
    •  Ken Page’s Elgin home is filled with artwork and memorabilia from Latin America.
    •  Ken Page of Elgin worked for Sears throughout Latin America for many years. He influenced the company to become a sponsor of the Junior Olympics.
    • Ken Page worked for Sears throughout Latin America and got the company involved in Junior Olympics.
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