Temperatures in the 50s lead golfers, children, picnicers and one recent retiree to start the weekend early
The first tee shot of Bobby Franks’ retirement flew straight and true, Friday afternoon. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The first tee shot of Bobby Franks’ retirement flew straight and true, Friday afternoon.
“I’m a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad,” he said.
Bobby will need learn to adopt the past tense in the future, but Friday on Centennial Golf Course in Nampa, we opted to cut him some slack: He’d just retired the day before.
“It feels like it’s 75 degrees after what winter we went through,” he said.
The warmest day of the year so far fell on a Friday in February before a long weekend, a near perfect storm for Bobby to golf with some old buddies and for 5-year-old Danny and 4-year-old Josh Fiddler to play fetch with their friend Jersey the dog.
“Sit!” Danny commanded Jersey.
Those aforementioned three little rascals scurried around 92-year-old Amy Wilford, out for a picnic with her grand and great grandkids.
“I’m enjoying this beautiful weather,” she said.
Unseen birds discussed 2013’s first signs the season might change as it always does. Young scholars donned short sleeves on their walks home from the halls of learning. And those out doing displayed no urgency to make concrete plans for when they finished.
“We might play another round,” Bobby said.
“Fly a kite,” Danny said.
“Maybe have a beer,” Bobby said.