My route home takes me by Bingham Elementary School. I got to know the crossing guard a few months back and have greeted him by a wave or sometimes by stopping to chat. On Friday he waved me down to let me know that he was working his last day. He and his wife were going to Texas for a few months and when he returns he will not resume this responsibility.
We talked about our children, the Cardinals, and other things before I headed on.
Blessings on you, Mike and the best of luck to you and your wife.