I Remember – #710

I remember one birthday – 24 or 25 – and Anna had finally, finally, been allowed to stay the night by her parents.  We went to see The Lucksmiths, I bought a shirt, and on the way home we were mugged.  I remained calm and negotiated the loss of $20 to keep my wallet, and when we arrived home, Anna became upset that I didn’t fight them off.

-31 August 2016

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I Remember – #706

I remember buying a watching and becoming accustomed, in my thirties, to the heaviness of it on my arm.  And I remember destroying so many watches as a child, including a watch which I believe was rather fancy.  It had a radio, and a headphone jack.  I ruined it on the day I received it by taking it into the ocean.

-27 August 2016

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