Today, while picking up snacks for kiddos, a gentleman ask that I come seat with him and tell me about Renton while I wait for my food, as he finished his sentence my food was ready. I told him sorry I had to pick up my kids.
When I got in my car, it dawned on me, that it’s rare these days for anyone to speak to one another or invite people to sit with them.
Had 20 Mins to spare, decided to go back to restaurant and eat with this gentleman. This 78 year old man had so much history to tell about WA, all the business he collaborated with, how he and his grandson was a part of creating Kabuta Garden. Stonework, etc.
What’s more amazing was, he and wife has been married for 58 years!
If only I decided to just drive away, I would have missed talking to a walking history book. #mykidsthinkiknoweverybody
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