As this year passes and there have been so many deaths of notable and famous people, it is time to sadly note the passing of one of our own small community of bridge vendors.
This past month we lost one of our more memorable vendors, Lorenzo Dodson. He was dedicated to vending at the bridge in a way few others were. He grew up selling at the bridge and it was his livelihood and lifestyle. He was always a notable presence there. He had issues, many and deep, and died way too young because of them. Now that he’s gone, there’s no point in dwelling on them. It’s his good side we should remember. The best quality I remember in him was his love for his own children and kids in general. Kids would always take to him. They would instinctively trust him and feel safe around him. They brought out the best in him, always. He also had many devoted friends and his heart was always in the right place, even if he didn’t always make the best choices in life.
Goodbye Lorenzo, the bridge vending scene will not be the same without you.