brimley Wrote: 3 minutes ago (11:30 PM)
retired at 76, doing work that 18 year olds couldn't keep up with
There are scads of old black men like that, here in New Orleans.
They drive ancient pickups and collect scrap metal all day long.
These are some of the very finest people you could ever hope to know.
I used to work the Scrap Yard and had many an opportunity to talk with them and even went to lunch with them. They would pull up to an old run down house with no sign. I thought we were going to their house.
Once through the front door, there were 50 or 60 people. Pool tables, Pinball, a bar and a 'no nonsense' window to order lunch. No menu. You either understood what they told you was available or