Because someone grows older doesn’t mean they stop wishing.
Just ask William Torner.
On Monday Torner, 95, and a World War II veteran, spent the morning going down the Tennessee River on The Star riverboar. The trip was to fulfill his wish of having one last boat ride.
Riverboat Captain John Farmer greeted Torner as he arrived on deck Monday, presenting him with an honorary Captain’s certificate. Once the boat launched, Torner was taken outside to enjoy the open deck. He was also allowed to ring the bell at a passing boat.