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Saturday, October 24, 2009


As long as I can remember I have had ear infections, I may even hold the record at 13 pairs of ear tubes. With all the infections, it became apparent at a fairly early point that my hearing was diminished. I never quite got to the point of needing a hearing aid but I did have a hard time hearing. If you walked into the den at home, you would likely find me with my ear against the TV speaker so I could “hear” what was going on. And I really liked to hear the same thing over and over again. Way back, mom bought a Gameboy (one of the first ones !) with games for sis. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it …. And I got it … not that one actually, but mom bought one for me. I didn’t have many games (at first) because I didn’t play the games, I just wanted the sound .. and the same sound … over and over again.

Whenever we were going out, I would grab my Gameboy … it was always in precisely the same spot …..and my spoon, and off we went. At first, it was fairly obvious with the older Gameboy that I was listening to a Gameboy and people would politely ask mom what game I was playing or comment on how intently I played the game, but as time went on…. The Gameboy got smaller and cell phones became prolific and smaller, people started to assume I was on a call. I know you are saying to yourself “I’ll just bet they did”…but they really did. These people were absolutely convinced that I was on a cell phone

1 comment:

  1. That is how I remember you, Andrew, with your spoon and your game.


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