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I Remember, I Forget
Seven years ago, he hit bottom all alone in a dingy house. Things are very different today
I remember sipping from dad's beer on fishing trips. I remember soda and whiskey. I remember crookedly mowing the lawn before a seventh grade dance. I remember feeling whole and happy after the first drink.
I embraced my new friend early on, and we were together often. I procured a fake ID at 15 and was on my way. Not wanting to miss anything, I was always ready to party.
By high school graduation, I was a veteran, and had a reputation as a tough guy and troublemaker. I took "You're crazy man!" as a compliment. I had the Joe Cool playbook memorized. I ran with the older... Login to read more
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