Today's crumb was contributed by a faithful reader in Apex, North Carolina.
When Mike Flowers, 59, was a kid, he never missed a day of school because of illness, except for measles in first grade. Otherwise, his attendance was perfect because his Mom always made him get up and go. He kept following her advice as an adult, and this week retired from the Tuscaloosa Police Department's east precinct after 35 years of perfect attendance.
Photo by AP
Studies show the average worker takes about five days of sick leave each year, but Mike never took one, not even in 1980 when he was a motorcycle officer. He was in a wreck, and had to have his arm in a splint for a week. "So I came to work and rode my motorcycle with a splint on my arm," he said. Somehow we suspect his Mom is mighty proud of him.