Bill McCollum

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The First Book of Last Times
"There was, of course, a last time you were carried sleeping from the car. The occasion was neither celebrated nor remarked unless your dad said something like: “Holy cow! This kid’s a moose. From now on he walks.”

     And so you did. The next time your folks came in late, your dad squeezed your shoulder and shook you gently, saying, “We’re home. Wake up. Let’s go.” And obligingly, you trundled into the house, bouncing off furniture and walls until you crawled into bed where somebody later came and undressed you and tucked you in and perhaps pressed lips against your cheek.