I want to tell you a story tonight: Most people know that I am listed #6 on the ballot in next Tuesday’s March 12 Special Election. So, my hashtag for this race is #Check6. Anyone in the military (particularly in aviation) would recognize that as meaning “to check immediately behind you, your six o’clock position, which is your most vulnerable position.” “I’ve got your back.”
If you remember, a few weeks ago on Feb 23, I posted that I was going to be at the Coffee Grove in Villa Park to distribute campaign signs because so many people wanted them. I posted that I would be there from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. After I got situated, I noticed this really nice car parked right in front of the Coffee Grove so that its license plate was directly pointed toward the door across the parking lot. Wow! Check 6! I went over and took a picture of the license plate. Of course it was a veteran’s car! I made a mental note to keep an eye on that car so that I could catch whoever owned it and have a chat.
I got really busy with voters and supporters so I didn’t see the owner get in his car…at precisely 1 p.m. (1300 hours, for those who talk that way). He backed out and pulled forward to drive right by me as I stood in front of the Coffee Grove at their outdoor tables. I yelled, “Wait! Check 6. That’s my hash tag!” He just waved. I felt like someone had my back. I just wanted to tell you that story because it meant a lot to me. Pretty nice, right?