Saturday, August 09, 2014

45 Years Ago Today

Forty five years ago today I was playing with a kid on the block named Brantley Barr.  Man that is a name you never forget. So we were comparing our Topps Baseball Card collection.  I was obsessed with the Mets and it turns out that was a great year to be obsessed with them.

So anyway he had the checklist card and I didn't.  So when he wasn't looking I stole it from him.  I left it on an elevated spot in my parents' basement so in case the trouble came I could pretend that it must have fallen out . 

So anyway Brantley went home, life went on.  Then an hour later he came back to see if he had left the card.  I lied through my teeth, my mom said something like he must be mistaken, and he went back home.  But he must have known.  Anyway I took the card and integrated it into my collection.

This is what I am remembering today.  If you ever read this, I apologize Brantley. I feel bad 45 years later.

I am not remembering anything else that happened 45 years ago because I don't want to be morbid and celebrate something so awful, unlike some.

12 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Death and destruction! Whoopie! Get real...Patty takes photos and reports. That's just what she does.

45 Years ago Patty was getting her diaper changed and enjoying her bottle while her daddy enjoyed his.

Panamint Patty said...

WaIt a sec...you were two years old in 1969, right?

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ColScott said...

Patty- what are you talking about? I was 7

Panamint Patty said...

Open mouth, insert foot. Sorreeeee....

william marshall said...

Col. I don't understand your difference of opinion from last year's anniversary of the crime You wrote a very nice piece in rememberence to the victims I'm sure Patty was not celebrating this terrible tragedy just paying tribute in her on way. Love ya Mrs Patty

Panamint Patty said...

Ty William...Colonel does too, he just doesn't know it yet

william marshall said...

Y.W Patty if my health holds up I will be joining next year's tour something I've wanted to do since 1st meeting Matt on your blog

Panamint Patty said...

So we can DISCUSS THE CASE, NOT CELEBRATE. ;)

ColScott said...

Bill
I never celebrated the death of 7 people last year or any year

william marshall said...

Sorry for any Miss understanding Col. My comment was meant as a compliment for a very touching well written tribute to the 7 victims

louis365 said...

Charlie never lied.