Tuesday, June 15 & Wednesday, June 16

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About this site:
In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: June 15-16

Ah, that's right -- the graduation cigars were from me! I think I bought them at Iwan Ries downtown. Jos&eacut; Gener Hoyo de Monterrey, with a maduro wrapper. That was a damn fine cigar. I occasionally bought cigars that summer and into college -- I also took up smoking a pipe in college -- and would often get that brand.

Secret writing:

"Only the Lonely"
There's this movie -- I don't remember the name -- it starred John Candy and it was named after some Fifties song -- "Only the Loneley" -- but that's not the important part. John Candy's mother in the movie was a stubborn pain in the ass. Her neighbor was this quiet man, and the only thing special about him except was he was in love with the mother. He was quiet but persistant about it, reminding her every once in a while, and every time she would deny she felt anything for him until the very end, when she finally admitted she loved him too. I can't help but hope Gaby will do the same.

Wow, I don't remember that movie at all. Funny how movies can make an impression at the time and then completely disappear from memory?

Here's my Yvette's preferred customer card -- well, one that Christian punched full for me and I never ended up using. As a regular, I got treated to a lot of things. Sitting at the bar doing homework or just hanging out, the owner or an emplyee would occasionally pass an experiment over to me or a friend -- a different roast or grind, a mocha with a new syrup flavor, a "broken" cookie. And occasionally I got a top-off of my customer card. Nice perk!

I used to have an Yvette's t-shirt -- one of just a dozen or so made. It was cream colored with the Yvette's logo in green. I wore it with pride. At some point in college it ended up with a big coffee stain on the belly (no surprise, considering how much coffee I drank), and I finally gave it up.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on June 15, 2010 11:13 PM.

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