95-year-old school crossing guard returns to upstate school after brief retirement

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A 95-year-old crossing guard at an upstate high school came out of retirement After a six-month retirement, Ms. Estella Williams, 95, came out of retirement for her 28th year as a crossing guard at Westside High School. Williams initially announced her retirement just after turning 95 in February, but her son said three weeks later she had a change of heart. for her,” said ET Williams, Estella’s son. ” You know. Estella prefers to call it a vacation rather than a retreat. “I don’t want to sit idly by,” Estella said. decide to come back, she said she was just bored. “Some of them said, ‘OK, mom, if that’s what you want to do, go ahead,’ she said. “Some of them said, ‘No, mom. Don’t do it. Don’t come back. But it went in one ear and the other. “Estella puts on a new yellow vest, stop sign and gear this year. They’re excited to see me back.” When she initially hung up her gear, it was on display at the Anderson County Museum.One of Estella’s sons and a few of her grandchildren took her to her first day back at work on Monday morning, proudly watching her back in action. “It’s crazy, I guess, most,” Williams said. “For us, it’s not surprising. You can always tell our mother, but you can’t tell her much. So she’s gonna do what she does.” Estella commands the road outside Westside High School, steering a tight ship every morning and afternoon. “Seeing everyone and no accidents is the best part” “Me pretty well,” she said.” Estella received a warm welcome — drivers honking and waving to deputies. Her son says she likes working as a school crossing guard, and they enjoy watching her enjoy what she does the paycheck, it’s just something,” Williams said. “Sometimes she forgets her paycheck. She might have four or five there. She doesn’t think about it.” Estella swears she has no plans for a second upcoming retirement.’Someone asked how long she was planning on doing it this time around, and she said about five more years,’ said ET Williams “She will be 100 years old.”

A 95-year-old school crossing guard at an upstate high school has come out of retirement.

After a six-month retirement, Ms Estella Williams, 95, has come out of retirement for her 28th year as a school crossing guard at Westside High School.

Williams initially announced her retirement just after turning 95 in February, but her son said three weeks later she had a change of heart.

“Just a few months ago she retired and she told us that was it for her,” Estella’s son ET Williams said. “You know.”

Estella prefers to call it a vacation rather than a retreat.

“I don’t want to just sit around and do nothing,” Estella said.

Despite her busy schedule volunteering with Meals on Wheels and a hospice, when asked what made her decide to come back, she said she was just bored.

“Some of them said, ‘OK, mom, if that’s what you want to do, go ahead,’ she said. “Some of them said, ‘No, mom. Don’t do it. Don’t come back. But it went in one ear and out the other.

Estella dons a new yellow vest, stop sign and gear this year.

“That’s good,” she said. It feels good. They are happy to see me again.

When she initially hung up her gear, it was put on display at the Anderson County Museum.

One of Estella’s sons and a few of her grandchildren brought her to her first day back at work on Monday morning, proudly watching her in action.

“It’s wild for, I guess, most,” Williams said. “For us, it’s not surprising. You can always tell our mother, but you can’t tell her much. So she’s going to do what she does.

Estella commands the road outside Westside High School, steering a tight ship every morning and afternoon.

“Seeing everyone and no accidents is the best,” she said. “No accidents and people bother me pretty well.”

Estella received a warm welcome from the drivers who honked their horns and waved to the deputies to greet her.

Her son says she loves working as a school crossing guard and they love seeing her enjoy what she does.

“She doesn’t care about the paycheck, it’s just something,” Williams said. “Sometimes she forgets her paycheck. She might have four or five there. She doesn’t think about it.”

Estella swears she has no plans for a second upcoming retirement.

“Someone asked how long she was planning on doing it this time around, and she said about five more years,” ET Williams said. “She will be 100 years old.”

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