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Wave “goodbye” to “The Waver”

Posted by wlpo on December 30, 2012

Ed Carlson, a smiling free spirit who became known as “The Waver” for waving at motorists while on foot across the country for over 30 years, died Friday at his home in Iowa at the age of 75. Carlson became an institution in Reno, Nevada, which was his home base from the 1970s to 2007 when he moved to Cedar Rapids to be close to family.

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