The people who stay and those who come back again and again are people who don’t give up. There was a Vietnam Veteran who I would see frequently in his wheelchair. He greeted people and accepted donations from passersby. He was always stationed in front of the closed down Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, a symbol of all that has gone wrong with Atlantic City. The last time I saw him, I said, “Hang in there!”
“With both hands,” he replied.