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.


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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