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    Sandy Bussell, left, shows Levi “Sonny” Chavarie the polished stone that she picked out last week at his shop in Augusta. Chavarie lets customers pick a “wishing stone” for free and tells them a story about how he wants them to leave his shop with a smile on their face.

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    Levi “Sonny” Chavarie, left, chats with customer Jane Powers last week at his shop in Augusta.

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    Sonny’s Museum and Rock Shop, owned by Levi “Sonny” Chavarie, is a mainstay in downtown Augusta.

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    Levi “Sonny” Chavarie laughs at something a customer said last week at his shop in Augusta.

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    Levi “Sonny” Chavarie holds an item up to his face as he tells a customer that the way to tell if a mineral is real is to touch it to your face to see if it is cold.

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    Levi “Sonny” Chavarie, owner of Sonny’s Museum and Rock Shop on Water Street in Augusta.

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