More Random Facts and Memories

May 23, 2010

When I was 12, I told my mother that I was going to be the first man to walk on the moon. Three years later, in 1969, Neil Armstrong beat me to it.

I broke my thumb sliding to catch a pop-up in Little League. I begged to stay in the game, and I did. This day and age, don’t know if that would happen.

My brother and I fought tooth and nail growing up, but he’s still my best friend to this day.

I did so many things to try to make my father proud of me, but it turns out that I really didn’t have to do anything at all.

I stole a piece of gum once from a convenient store when I was a kid. I felt so bad about it on the way home that I went back and begged the owner to forgive me. He ended up giving me the entire pack because of my honesty in owning up to taking it.

I watched my best friend’s father drink himself to death, and I never once did anything about it. I still regret just letting that happen.

My first kiss was in 4th grade. Her name was Kathy Mekler. She’s now known today as Sister Kathy. Yes, that’s right. She’s a nun. I often wonder if I had anything to do with it..

I grew up in Michigan, and I’ve never played hockey.

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One Response to “More Random Facts and Memories”

  1. Hoosier Susie said

    Keep writing papa. You have captured our youth in you paragraphs. Thanks.

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