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Geoff@pastxmas
June 27, 2020

I walk a couple loops through the local park in my neighborhood, twice per day, while reflecting on life and composing lyrics in my head. On the weekends, it's a lot more busy in the morning, naturally, and I find myself waving and saying hello to a lot more people than usual. There's an old man who runs a little refreshment stand at the boat landing along the river. Today, he waved me over and told me that it brightens his day to get my hellos. That's why I do it. Then the memories came flooding back.

When I was 16 years old, I, my father and a bunch of our friends were hanging out at Taco Quickie in Bell Gardens. This was about 1994 or so. My father had just retired and found that he liked to spend his newfound free time there. There were marble benches outside where we would bullshit about life, politics, religion and other stuff, and play dominoes. My father also liked to say hello and smile at anyone who passed by, wishing them well with sentiments like, "I would tell you to ...

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