(A TRIBUTE TO DAD)
       The announcer called my name over the loud speaker with the names of a group of other boys.   Knowing there were hundreds of eyes watching me, I straightened the blue and gold handkerchief around my neck and brushed some of the lead graphite off by neatly pressed blue pants.   I stood up and I walked to the check-in table.

I had already unbuttoned my top button because of the intense heat.  I was not sure if it was from the bright lights or the fear of standing befor...


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