Re: What ever happened to traffic boys or girls

11/18/03 - posted by Angus Macfarlane

I too was a traffic boy at Dudley Stone in the Haight. I was telling my son, who is currently a crossing guard at AP Giannini Middle School about my experiences and responsibilities. While at AAA on Van Ness I saw an exhibit of traffic boy paraphanalia in their lobby: while sam browne belt, hat with school name, the paddle we used to stop onrusing traffic and the badges: red lieutenant badge and blue captain badge. My son was fascinated when he saw the "uniform" but I felt weird looking at something from my childhood displayed in a "museum". Good times, though, especially the movie passes.

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