A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
My father herded my three sleepy-eyed younger siblings toward the backseat
of our blue Olds 98. I followed him to the car, carrying a cooler with one
hand and opening the right rear door with the other. "Thank you," he said.
"You're a gentleman and a scholar and a man of great learning." We both grinned.
He had been feeding me that line since I'd entered high school. It had grown
from clever to corny, but we still enjoyed sharing it. "I'll load the ice
chest. Why don't you check with your mom and see if she's ready to go?"
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