author’s file — special thanks to charlie hill for piecing this back together

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i never did like black friday sales and avoid the crowds. shopped on line a bit, but mostly locally. my friend (santos) had been to san francisco to visit his son (dean). i’ve only met dean once — at the funeral of santos’ long-time girlfriend, judy. santos, has been my good friend and client for many years. he was raised in east los angeles (norte mexico) and worked as a landscaper, janitor and carpenter.

his son, dean, is giving eyesight to the (near) blind.

when santos came home from san francisco, he told me there were many, many container ships stuck in the harbor. this was in mid-october. “you better do your Xmas shopping early.” i went to costco the same day and got a few gifts. (costco is out of paper towels. again.)i…

Ann James

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.

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