March 13, 2012

Our State North Carolina: Pops Peterson - Impressions of a Life Well Spent

This was one of my favorite stories from 2011. I meant to post it at the first of the year but it got lost in the shuffle.
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Our State North Carolina

By Jason Frye

As the sun crawls above the horizon, Harold “Pops” Peterson stands on the deck of a ferry counting cars. He directs them to their numbered lanes on the boat with a smile and a friendly wave. It’s a 35-minute trip across the Cape Fear River on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, and Peterson will make the trip a dozen times today during his 12-hour shift. It is the sixth day of a seven-day workweek on the ferry, and Peterson, the 94-year-old dynamo, hasn’t slowed down. Not at this job, not at any job, not at life...


Read the full story here.

Photo from a WECT story on Mr. Peterson.

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