It wasn’t all bad
▪ When a pickup covered with racist graffiti pulled into a Buffalo auto shop, workers there reacted with a collective gasp of shock. Henry King said he’d woken up to find the hateful slurs sprayed across his Chevy and wanted to find out how much it would cost to remove them. Shop owner Frank Todaro was so horrified that he immediately got his entire team working on the truck. When the cleanup was complete 30 minutes later, Todaro refused to take any money from King: “I told the owner that this one’s on me.”
▪ Special Agent David Bailey was greeted with cheers at Nationals Park last week as he hobbled across the infield on crutches, his foot in a boot, to throw the first pitch in the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Bailey had been injured a day earlier when, together with anothere of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was critically wounded in the shooting.
▪ A 92-year-old from Washington state has finally graduated from her old high school. Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was an honors student at Vashon Island High School in 1942 when, like some 120,000 other Japanese-Americans during World War II, she was sent to an commencement. “This eliminates all the heartaches,” she says. ■