Archive for August, 2010

I just don’t know why

August 26, 2010

TONY
“I just don’t know why but the folks who complain the most don’t have much to complain about, mostly.”

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In the air

August 23, 2010

TONY
“You know, it was so cool outside yesterday morning, I could feel fall in the air.”

The courage of the early morning

August 16, 2010

TONY
“You know, I haven’t seen Mary around in a while.”

PHILIP
“Mary?  Who’s Mary?”

TONY
“You know, she’s that lady who used to bring me a nice lunch sometimes. I’m tellin’ you, now that was a reason to get up in the morning, if you know what I mean.”

Update on Tony’s health

August 15, 2010

Sharon, Tony’s sister, asked for an update, so here goes (Sharon has heard this already). Amazingly, Tony is out here just about everyday, so he’s OK in a way. On the other hand, he’s skinny as a rake, moving slowly, increasingly bow-legged, and still has dizziness spells. He got CAT-scanned in July and they will be fixing the problem in early November. I guess that the doctors think it’s not an emergency. I hope so.

Philip

Two friends are dead

August 8, 2010

TONY
“I told you about Dave dying two days ago?

PHILIP
“No, you never told me that. That’s sad. He was a really nice person. He was very gentle. Someone told me that he was a big reader. Anyway, that is really sad.”

TONY
It was that mouthwash drinking that did it; everybody knew it was going happen. Almost happened a few times already. His liver just died, sort of.”

PHILIP
“And who’s your other friend who died?”

TONY
“You know the guy who jumped from the apartment building around the corner the other day?”

PHILIP
“Yeah, I heard about it but I didn’t get it that he was your friend. You know I’ve had way too much experience with suicides. Can you imagine how bad you’ve got to feel to go jump like he did.”

TONY
“Pretty sad.”

PHILIP
“Yup, pretty sad.”

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