THOMAS F. BERTONNEAU writes:
I recently got into trouble at The Thinking Housewife by saying what I thought about naval officer Destiny Savage’s visual self-presentation. Here I go again. This time it’s the late Christie Rodgers, fireperson.
I speak with some knowledge. My father (1911 – 2006) joined the Los Angeles City Fire Department as a firefighter in 1937 and retired, with the long-standing rank of Battalion Chief, in 1972. He was a lean man and athletic, who rigorously every morning went through the complete fitness schedule of the Royal Canadian Air Force, which the LAFD had adopted as its model for the physical training of firefighters. Every firefighter I knew was lean and in good condition. A firefighter who looked like either one of the stricken Rodgers marriage would have been called on the carpet and threatened with termination, did he not swiftly lose weight and comport himself with the published standards of the force.