To the Editor:
I just want to honor Chicago’s Metra information desk employee Keith Harris at Ogilvie Station. Keith, is about to retire and I wanted to thank him for all his years of service.
Keith really helped out my five friends way back in 1985, just after Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” concert at Soldier Field. He directed us to a taxi after my friends got stranded, just after midnight, missing the last train out of Chicago. His quick thinking back then not only got us home safe and in time, but also allowed us not to miss our jobs the next day. Even though it might have been an expensive ride home, it taught us all a valuable lesson about being on time.
Keith and I became friends shortly after that night. He had met many past beautiful girlfriends on dates with me, my friends, and eventually most of my family.
Just a few years ago, I lost my wallet on the CTA bus system. Because all my money and my ticket was in the wallet, both my son and I had no way to get back home. Good ol’ Keith was there and he knew we already had paid for a round trip. He saw to it that we got home safe.
So here’s to you, Keith. You have been a good employee, a friend, and I’ll always love you as a friend. And I’ll truly miss you when you finally retire.
Scott G. Taillet
Lake in the Hills