Saturday, March 28, 2015

Brad's Back

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I first met Brad Lee and published a post about him in early December, 2010. He styles himself Brad, Servant of The Lord. You can see that post here and it's worth reading the comments. 

It's been a while since I've seen him. The demolition of the stage along the river under the Arch took away his original pulpit. Then most of the stairs were fenced off and the road beneath them closed. He had nowhere to go.

Now there is a corridor through the chain link from the bottom of the stairs to the two excursion boats that take tourists for a ride on the Mississippi. (Like Laclede's Landing, their business must be suffering badly because it's now so hard to get to them.) The setup has given Brad a new post.

He still has the little white rug if you want to kneel and pray with him. He still does not talk to passers-by unless they engage him first. The father in the first picture is doing just that. His son looks like he wants to shrink down so small he could hide underneath his hat.                               

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Luis Gomez said...

Good, that he is still around.

Sharon said...

I went back to read the previous post and comments. Sounds like an interesting person and as long as he's not preaching any words of's fine with me.

William Kendall said...

I think I would find that a bit peculiar.

Birdman said...

Don't get misled by all the white here. It might not be as innocent at second glance. Does he drool?
I hope he reads this.

Stefan Jansson said...

As weird as they come.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup, I remember Brad from before.. as you say, interesting to read the comments.

Jack said...

Very unusual. I clicked on the link to read your earlier post and the comments. Yes, he seems a bit odd, but if he only addresses those who choose to speak with him, he is far better mannered than many I run across, so good luck to him.