‘I just got bored’: 95-year-old school crossing guard unretires

Estella Williams is back. The crossing guard from South Carolina hung up her vest and retired in March. Williams had been a crossing guard at Westside High School for 27 years.Then, she changed her mind about retirement.She showed up to crossing guard orientation Wednesday morning and got a standing ovation. “They were happy to see me come in,” Williams told sister station WYFF after orientation. When asked why she wanted to come back, she said, “I just got bored.”She said she had been volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Hospice and the Veterans Hospital. “That wasn’t enough,” Williams said. Williams crossing guard gear had been put on display at the Anderson Museum. She said they gave her new gear at the orientation. Williams returns to work on Tuesday.

Estella Williams is back.

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The crossing guard from South Carolina hung up her vest and retired in March. Williams had been a crossing guard at Westside High School for 27 years.

Then, she changed her mind about retirement.

She showed up to crossing guard orientation Wednesday morning and got a standing ovation.

“They were happy to see me come in,” Williams told sister station WYFF after orientation.

When asked why she wanted to come back, she said, “I just got bored.”

She said she had been volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Hospice and the Veterans Hospital.

“That wasn’t enough,” Williams said.

Williams crossing guard gear had been put on display at the Anderson Museum.

She said they gave her new gear at the orientation.

Williams returns to work on Tuesday.

Contributed by local news sources

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