Crusty old farmers up on the North Bay? Odds seem against the personal meaning...
Hmm! "...Dickson, who was just back from participating in an anti-war rally in San Francisco..." Odd slightly increase.
No mention of wife or kids for either.
Burning Man stickers on the truck. Tick upward.
Finally! A mention of a wife a few paragraphs from the end.
Is it really so hard to use the phrase 'business partner'? Sheesh!