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DECEMBER 3, 2021

His new text was short, but it hit. “Getting on a plane. Dad had a stroke. Can you pick up?” The conversation in my car was light. Kids and weather and traffic and work and food. No clue what I should have really done. Just defaulted into what I would want in a situation like that.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2021
I picked up an old friend from the airport this week. He moved to Georgia a few years back. Better job. Wish I could say we kept in touch, but the date for the previous message showed over a year since we talked.

His new text was short, but it hit.

"Getting on a plane. Dad had a stroke. Can you pick up?"

The conversation in my car was light. Kids and weather and traffic and work and food. No clue what I should have really done. Just defaulted into what I would want in a situation like that.

A distraction.

Two days later he was flying back to his wife. She was delivering a baby boy. Their third.

His Dad worked the farm until he was 82.

His son looks like him.

This pour is doing double duty.

~ The Magnificent Bastard

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