CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Virginia — Patricia Bracey’s routine begins shortly after sunrise each morning. The Chester woman walks purposefully through Magnolia Lakes.
It’s my highlight of the day. Bracey explained that she’s walking on a crisp morning and it feels great. “I haven’t heard my choir yet,” Bracey said. My birds usually sing.
The destiny of the 74-year old is never changing.
“My church. Iron Bridge Road!” She exclaimed.
Bracey smiles and waves six days a week to everyone she passes at 55 miles an hour.
For the past year and half, there has been a significant improvement in traffic jams along Route 10.
“I’ve met really fantastic people here. Bracey stated that Bracey met “really nice people.” It’s hilarious. One car is revving, and the other one revs. I am like that. I try to do both.
It is difficult to determine who receives more satisfaction.
She said, “It makes people’s day.” “If it makes peoples’ day, it will make my day.”
Her motivation comes from a higher power.
She said, “The Lord instructed me to do it.” “Last June, he instructed me to come over and wave and smile. I have been doing it since then.”
She is safe from snow and rain, but falling temperatures are not a problem.
“Last winter my eyes were all I think people could see. I was packed. She said that they couldn’t see my smile except through my eyes.”
She felt people needed a lift during the pandemic.
“This is my ministry. She said, “This is my church.” “It costs only a new pair.