“The sun is daily reminder that we too can rise again from darkness,
that we too can shine our own light.” ~ Unknown
This guy was one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’ve seen some pretty cool dudes in my day. But this is pretty much what we all thought of him. He was hired to escort our buses through town. It was like watching Moses part the Red Sea. He was aggressive, fast, serious; a no BS kind of cop and a mountain of a man. I saw stark terror in the eyes of drivers so shocked at his commands that they froze. That only made it worse (for them). And the people in crosswalks looked like they’d just come face to face with Jesus and he was angry. Mom and I were in the front bus (we had three) and we got to watch him work all day. He had the entire bus cheering at times. We learned that he works the presidential motorcades, which explained a lot. He sometimes gets so pumped that he accidentally takes off side mirrors with his fist. Mom adored him, and the longer the day went on, the more seas he parted, the more she wanted her picture taken with him. He gladly obliged. Someone from the Alumni Association who’d met us at the Lincoln Memorial offered to take my picture with them, too. Have I mentioned what a great day we had?