YOU DON'T SAY
by Steve Stewart, Weekend Editor, The Decatur Daily
Quick retort from mouth of a child
Before the Spirit of America’s Children’s Bike Parade on the Fourth of July, a girl about 8 or 9 years old was registering her decorated bike.
Volunteer Tami Reist, president of the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, asked coyly if the youngster was 16. She mentioned that she “looked 16.”
The little girl just smiled and responded without skipping a beat, “You look 102.”
That left Tami speechless.
Esco Olinger, the festival’s volunteer bike parade director, didn’t say a word but grinned and gave the little girl two thumbs up.
Julianne Lowman, marketing director for Decatur Parks and Recreation and Point Mallard Park, passed along this story.