Old Mack’s Tales

May 1, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — Ron McKinney aka "OldMack" @ 3:28 pm


I was almost ready to pitch my baseball cap with that logo embroidered on it into the trash when the widow of an old comrade phoned to inform me that my friend had died.  Robert died in Redding, California on the 10th of April.  I would have flown out to console her and to attend Bob’s funeral, if I’d had the money for air fare.  But I didn’t have it, so I had to settle for an exchange of emails with Betty and their son, Steve.  Maybe a condolence card by Hallmark would have been more appropriate, but I found none that expressed how I felt about the loss of yet another friend.  So I’ll continue wearing this beat-up cap and, if asked what the phrase means, I’ll say that I’m mourning the loss of a buddy who fought beside me during the Korean War. 


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