Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 Posted October 18, 2022 Share Posted October 18, 2022 One of Mama's favorite activities was People Watching. I built on that as a lawman -- had to, in that profession -- it's become quite the habit. I watched an old man come up to the stop sign at our town circle, stop, proceed with the right-of-way -- but he immediately doubled back, into the firehouse lot, stopped, got out. I watched him cross the tree lawn and sidewalk, I watched him pick up a small American flag lying in the parking spot, apparently dislodged from its fellows in the landscaping surrounding the decorative greenery. This fellow looked to be a little past retirement age, his hair gone to white, and he moved like his suspension had seen too many miles. He picked up the flag, shook it once, brushed it once, turned and thrust it back into the landscaping from whence it appeared to have come. He took a step back. As he came to attention and raised his hand in a correct military salute, for a moment -- for just a moment -- I could see the lean young man he must have been at one time. He turned, got back in his car and left. I have no idea if anyone else noticed this old fellow or not. He didn't do it for the attention. He did it because it was the right thing to do. I'm glad I saw it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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