Old Friends, by Gordon Lawrie

I remember well … your mum Kathy and me, we decided to hitch-hike across the States … we didn’t have much back then but we laughed … we were happy and in love.

We only had enough to buy cigarettes, and great pies from a shop called Wagners … still remember them … hitch-hiking was hard, though … took days to get from Saginaw to Pittsburgh … had to take Greyhound for the last part … we tried guessing what the other passengers did … somebody was a spy …

The other thing was all the cars on the Turnpike, even then … nothing changes …

If only Kathy were still around …


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