It's not often that a former vice president visits a neighborhood pool, but that's what happened Monday as Joe Biden returned to a Wilmington pool where he worked as a lifeguard decades ago. He sat in a lifeguard chair as the Brown Burton Winchester Park renamed its pool in his honor. Philadelphia's Tim Furlong shared a photo of Biden by the pool surrounded by children, and fans of the former vice president are going to love it.
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As the only white lifeguard at the Prices Run Pool at the time, Biden says his co-workers "treated me as an equal", but he learned some valuable lessons that would later shape his views as a politician.
"The only thing I know how to do to is I know how to organize a little bit", Biden said, "and bring people together, that's what I tried to make my whole career about". "I owe you all".
Here's a picture of Joe Biden, wearing a suit, sitting in a lifeguard chair. "So, I wanted to work here".
"They'd ask me questions - because I really was the only white guy they really knew - about things that just startled me", he said.
"I've received an terrible lot of wonderful honors all my career". I owe this neighborhood. The greatest honor was serving you for so long.