It seemed to be everywhere I went on my short jaunt of errands. Old Blue has been under the cover for a couple weeks now so I decided to take it out for a drive. As I always do, the first place I head is the do-it-yourself car wash on the corner by my house. As I’m getting my tokens I see this notice on taped to the machines. The manager had passed away, just a few days ago. Now, we weren’t the best of friends, but with my classic Ford’s that need to be hand washed (old weatherstripping + automatic car wash = wet inside) we’d had a few good conversations. He also came over to the Chevron (right across the street) often to buy smokes and a hot dog, always paying with gold dollars. So it was kind of weird seeing that he had passed away. Especially since he was exactly one week older than I am.
My next stop was the liquor store. I was traveling down Highland Drive and noticed a police car in the right lane with it’s lights on, so I decided to take a right and go around the block and avoid the bottleneck. As I turned left in front of Fairmont Park I noticed that it was completely surrounded in yellow Police Line tape and an officer was standing there patrolling the area. I had no idea what was going on until I got to the liquor store and ran into a friend of mine who works there. Sometime around 3:00 this afternoon the body of a woman was found in the restroom under suspicious circumstances, they have it classified as a homicide. And this is within 7 block of my home.
Just a weird kind of night.