by Mary Harvey
This was my fourth consecutive year working the water table with NBR, and the first time my pops joined. So you guys know, he asked me if he could join us last year right after the marathon. Duh. Yes.
I asked pops what it was like, as an outside(ish) person coming in to this, and he paused for a moment, and told me he had been thinking about it, and he was so impressed by the experience that he had no criticism. Everyone was kind and welcoming. People stepped up and filled in exactly where they were needed as soon as they saw a task to be done, whether it was filling cups, hauling trash, raking, or searching for keys.
I have to add that it was an amazing experience to have so many people wish my pops a happy day as he turns 70. Thank you all so much for including him!