Mr Day calls it a day, for now

2016-01-07 06:00
Photo: vusi mthalane Darrell Day bids motorists a temporary goodbye.

Photo: vusi mthalane Darrell Day bids motorists a temporary goodbye.

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IT was a sad day for Darrell Day (78) on Wednesday morning as he stood at his familiar spot on the national road just above the Umzimkhulu River, bidding farewell to motorists. Day, who has been waving and welcoming motorists as they drive into Port Shepstone every morning is moving temporarily to the Northern Cape but hopes to be back soon.

“I don’t know when I’ll be back, but hopefully it will be soon,” he said.

Day said he has always wanted to go to the Cape, but found it difficult to visit there because accommodation is expensive there. Luckily he recently managed to strike a deal with a B&B owner from Olifantshoek who agreed to let him and his wife stay at a reasonable rate for as long as they want.

“I have made so many friends here and everybody has been good to me, from school children to taxi drivers. I will miss them all.”

Day and his wife left today.

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