Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday morning, after my walk, I came home to find these two gentlemen talking in the street outside my house. Knowing one of them, I sidled up and said, "Mr. Yarborough, obviously you missed a lesson in elementary school."
"What's that?" he asked.
"It's not safe to play in the middle of the street, don't you know?"
He laughed at me and poked me in the ribs, then we spent the next 30 minutes or so chatting. I snuck this photo of Mr. Yarborough and his friend while they traded stories.* These two gentlemen are my neighbors. The one on the left is Mr. Leon (that's his first name. I don't know his last name.) He was a school maintenance engineer for more than 30 years in the D.C. public schools. He lives across the street and down a few doors. On the right is my next door neighbor, Mr. Yarborough. He's a retired D.C. police officer with more than 30 years on the MPD. He's also the nicest man and I love having him as a neighbor. He and Mr. Leon have been friends for longer than either cared to admit!
* Which, for the record, I then showed to them and asked if I could use on my blog. Both of them said yes.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 10/08