It seems everyone in Edmond knew of him, but few really knew him. For years, he was just an anonymous figure pedaling the Edmond streets alone at all hours and in all kinds of weather.
Few knew his choice of bedding was a shallow creek running behind comfortable Edmond homes or under the railroad bridge on Second Street. On extremely cold winter nights, police would find him wrapped up, sleeping in a trash container.
He was as much a recognizable fixture in this town as any statue or fancy house.
And then suddenly, Bob was gone.
It’s good that people recognize that “Bob” was a person with his own story and that not everyone knew how he really lived. Hopefully this helps people look at others in the community in a different light.
And hopefully they do so before that person is gone.
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