Here is Renny Snyder, on the right, walking, in December 1997. Note the missing left leg, and the mysterious object next to his right foot. Yet he remains as rugged as he was during the squash season of 1983–84.

Renny Snyder Walking

Justice S. Barret Hickman, left, and his law clerk, Reynold J. Snyder, walking to a local restaurant in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for lunch.

Credit: Joyce Dopkeen/The New York Times

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