It's not the
most difficult job around but it is a job that requires a little love for
Meet LaVerne Billingsley.
Billingsley sits all alone in the cold Friday morning in one of the
big parking lots long before Alabama takes on LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"I have on
several layers of clothes to keep me warm," said Billingsley.
duty is to make sure the parking lot is cleared by 5 pm Friday to make room for
the Bama and LSU fans with RVs. Billingsley takes it seriously, but does it
with a smile and a little laughter to deal with some of the responses she gets
from students who park here during the day. It is Billingsley who reminds them
they have to have their cars out by then.
and then I'll get an 'expression' or an eye roll," Billingsley said
counterpart across the way is doing the same thing. So what do they do to pass
my prayer book and pray we win and win another championship!" said
As you might
expect LaVerne Billingsley is a Bama fan but makes it a point to treat all fans
"I just like
the atmosphere of seeing them pull in and start grilling out and the camaraderie,"
the fort and getting ready to do it all over again Saturday morning, the
morning shift that begins at 5.