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Thursday, April 1, 2010

An April Fools Memory

Blogger is still letting me in. It was not an April Fools Joke, but the story is about a doozy of one.

It was 1969 and my best buddy Alex invited me to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. It was a magical experience for a teenager. We drove up to Ft. Pierce which had four to five foot waves. I am using Alex's old board struggling to get the hang of catching a wave.

Alex slips off his board and it rides a wave all the way to the beach without him.
He swims over to me and says, "Hey, Don, tread water for a minute while I check out your board", He catches a wave, and leaves me out there, Shouting "April Fools".
He had a bit of a selfish streak.

Later that morning the board came apart and cut my thumb deeply, and we ended up in the emergency room for stiches. I still have the scar.

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