PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Los Angeles Times) — There is sand blowing outside his corner bedroom window. There are tumbleweeds dancing across the vacant lot next door.
Even while living a life of quiet remoteness in an assisted-living home at the end of a desert cul-de-sac in Cathedral City southeast of Palm Springs, Ben Agajanian, 96, constantly sees the earth shifting around him.
Yet it’s about to churn in ways he can’t even imagine.
He hasn’t caught the news in the last couple of days, there are no NFL fans in his modest stucco house, and most football folks outside of here have no idea he’s still alive or how to find him. So he doesn’t know. It’s been three days since the announcement, but the oldest living Los Angeles Ram still doesn’t know.
Upon meeting him Friday afternoon, a visitor feels humbly compelled to tell him.