Up at the early hour of 04:30AM and had our coffee, Donna was off to the truck company, Not much accomplished today, except for the first time in over ten years, I decided to take a ride in the the Police Department I retired from. A lot of guys can't stay away from their old haunts, but I have had other jobs and careers, and time just gets away from you so my son Andy & I took a ride into St Louis County to the Dellwood Police Office. There I met two guys that used to work for me, Lt. Fred Haunold, and Sgt. Kurt Solari. plus some young officers I had never met or never heard of me. It really turned out to be a great hour of reminiscing and catching up. All of our kids are grown, and the grandkids are coming up, they both got a big kick out of my beard. Of course I hear about how I used to have a dark mustache and hair. and now everything is white..Kurt gave me a new department ball cap since mine is showing it's age. All in all it was a nice visit.
I am sure glad that I don't have to ride the streets of that area again, as a lot of you who have never lived in a metropolitan area would say right away, whoa that is a bad neighborhood. But it was once a great area and the decline was well under way before I retired, in a way it doesn't look much different and the department has kept providing good equipment and training and it looks like it is pretty well up to date.
Anyway that was it and now I am back in my world, and I can watch the snow melt and count the days till we can get away.
Hope everyone is having a great day, Just waiting for Donna to come home , she said she would pick up dinner tonight so it will be a surprise. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.