Del Lamb says his mother always told him that idle hands are the devil's workshop. Now into his 80s, Lamb is still making his mother proud by keeping the devil at bay and being anything but idle.
"I've always wanted to be busy doing something,'' Lamb says.
Lamb has managed to get even busier after retiring from CSX and moving back to Savannah in 1995.
"When I came home, I made it a point. I wanted to remain active, so I started volunteering,'' says Lamb. "I volunteered for the Lucas Theater, the Johnny Mercer, the arena and started at the Mighty Eighth [Air Force Museum] right after I got back home.''
Lamb leads tours in the Mighty Eighth Air Force's Mission Experience exhibit, reconnecting with his own experiences from 33 years in the International Guard and active duty.
"And I would go back in today if I had the opportunity, I really would,'' says Lamb. "I thought that much of being a member of the armed forces.''
But even if he had the opportunity, Lamb wouldn't have the time given his packed schedule, which last year he filled as President of Exchange Club of Savannah and with more than 100 hours in the ticket booth at the Coastal Empire Fair presented by the club.
"If anyone told me I would have been President of the Exchange Club of Savannah, I would have never believed it,'' said Lamb. "The causes mean a lot to me. I just like to meet people, I like to talk to people.''
In his limited spare time, Lamb also enjoys running and winning road races, which he does often.
"When I came back here, I just picked it up,'' says Lamb. "I run three to four times a week. And I bought a new bike and I do a lot of biking.''
Just what he needed, another activity.