During our photo session we learned that Ms Gingrow recently lost her husband, Bill, of 63 years and simply enjoyed observing life from her porch. At the moment she was waiting for her nephew to pick her up for a lunch date. But she told us that we were welcome to stay as long as we wished.
I would later learn from her nephew, Terry Gingrow, that we were the talk of the afternoon. Ms Rhea Gingrow was very interested in my quest to race across America and be an official finisher. 11 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes is what it took and I still had time to enjoy a pleasant conversation with a very special woman from Littlestown, PA.
We love you Ms Rhea! Stay sweet and kind and take care of your back. And keep cheering on the cyclists passing through Littlestown. Hope to see you again!
|Me and Ms Rhea Gingrow. Photo by Mary Delaney.|