Eastbound 27, 12:45 PM

In the front, a 27 regular: an elderly gentleman with a white beard who is never seen in public without his (rather tattered) Navy cap. Folks sometimes call him Captain.

In the back: a curly haired, two-year old boy, sitting on his mother’s lap, thoroughly enjoying the ride.

Little boy, giggling: “Whee! Whee! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!”

Captain turns toward the noise once, twice, three times, then rolls his eyes (twice) and sucks his teeth. The little boy, oblivious, continues.

LB: “Whee! Whee! Mommy, whee!”

Captain, turning again toward the back: “Shut up.”