INVERNESS –— Fred Adams rises from a chair and offers his hand to the visitor in the den.
His wife, Patty, sits to his right. Opposite on a sofa is Adams’ nephew Scott, the county commissioner.
Fred Adams is 84 and a Vietnam veteran. He lost his sight in the war, but Patty says he is self-sufficient in every way. That ham radio antenna on the roof? Fred placed it up there himself, Patty says proudly.