The Orlando

1908 Grade 290

Orlando Mendez stumbled on us and became obsessed.

He devoured our Instagram and reached out via IG messages. But for some reason I never see message requests in my notifications.

That didn't stop him though. He poked around some more and figured out that his friend Kory knew a few of the current members.

A few texts later, he had my number and we setup a meeting in the South Bend Watch Cave™.

Needless to say the meeting went great. We covered all the history and a few questions. A few days later he returned with his wife to pick up his 1908 Roman Numeral that is just pure class.

Another fun fact while you are here: Orland works at Transformation Ministries, where they seek to transform the hearts and minds of youth and their families while connecting others to the city in a positive way. 

He lives and breathes South Bend and I'm so thankful I could help get an original South Bend on his wrist.
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