…. I hadn’t jogged the beach for awhile. so I thought I’d get some exercise in and see if any new skyscrapers had appeared since my visit last month …..
….. Nope, no new skyscrapers, but I was quite surprised to see …. - Calvin !
….. Calvin is a giant fellow, a notorious character for the beach … He is on and off homeless, a problem for the Police, and I thought he had been banned from the seaside… ….. He is a little mentally ill, talks very LOUD, and doesn’t like Cops telling him what to do …. he would relax on the sand and yell at anyone that got too near to him ….
… He is so big that the Police couldn’t budge him, so they would entice him with food to get him up and off the beach! ….His weak spot was a McDouble, and the Cops often did what they had to do …..
….. So it was that I first knew Calvin must be back on the beach … I jogged up on his calling cards -
….. endless scattered McDonalds wrappers – assorted drink bottles etc. tossed on the sidewalk!
…. there he was….larger than life ………” hey Calvin”, I said …… “Who you?” , he barked ..”I’m the guy who got you that pair of low cut army boots you asked for a few years back” I replied …. “size 14 extra wide”, he shouted …
…… Calvin says he is a Marine – says he was the youngest lifeguard ever at Nova - (22 years old) …. says he has slimmed down from his old 880 pound frame, to a wheel chair fit of only 385 lbs. …..
……. says he was glad to see me, that he could use a few bucks, and needed a new pair of those low cut army boots - size 14 EXTRA WIDE ! …. I gave him two bucks, and said I’d let my readers know about the shoes if he would give me one more fun picture – …… then he said “remember I told you I was a Marine?” …. and let this one off -
….. would someone take Calvin some new shoes ?