I don’t know how many signs I scraped and painted but it seemed like too many. As I worked on the side of the building, he popped out to check on progress and talk with me. . .about school and interests. But the thing I noticed was that he didn’t talk down to me. He spoke as though I were someone important. High school students notice that kind of thing.
Once the project was complete I would get calls from time to time. “The sidewalk in front of the office is a mess. Would you be willing to clean the weeds up.” “Could you mow a yard for me?” All through high school I learned how to perform a variety of jobs thanks to Pat Guanciale.