I was pulling the lawnmower out of the shed at my past and future home when my phone rang. I looked at the calling number and saw that it was from Willie Wines over at Iron Firemen.
"How you doing Schmoe?" he asks me.
"How YOU doing Willie? is a better question", I responded. I knew that Willie and friends were scheduled to do the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Firehouse Expo.
Willie called to let me know that he, Rhett and Kevin had successfully completed their mission. I could tell by his tone that he was pumped-up over the event.
"Schmoe" he said, "This was one of the most significant things that I have done in a long time".
How impressive is that? A great fraternal activity, a tribute to the fallen of Sept. 11, 2001 and a way to raise some money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Plus (I'm just guessin') a few cold frosties afterward. Wish I could have been there, at least for the frosties anyways.
Well done lads.
An impressed Schmoe
Overheard on the scanner, 2014 edition
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