Thursday, November 22, 2001

MY HOMETOWN
We went to the beach at 5:30 pm to watch the sun set. Missed it by 10 minutes, but it was still pleasant to walk in the sand and watch old Italian men play bocce ball. Driving home on a two lane road as darkness set in, we noticed a dark car cruising toward us at less than 20 mph. A long line of cars trailed behind. The dark car was flashing a left turn signal but not turning. Its headlights were off. We flashed our brights several times. No response. As we passed, we saw two tiny, grey-haired heads just barely popping up from behind the dash board. They drove on, no tail lights, turn signal still flashing, the line of cars behind them growing.

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