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Tears For My Old Friend Bruce

Tears For My Old Friend Bruce

Now living back in Dayton, Ohio, having left in nineteen seventy-three;
I’m in the city where I grew up, so many friends I’ve yet to see!
Today while reading the Sunday paper, a sad Obituary caught my eyes;
For my good old friend Bruce Pinsky, so sadly has just died!
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He was the brother of my buddy Terry, the exact same age as me;
He had a hot red Stingray Corvette, and with it goes this story!
One day he picked me up at home, made a few turns to Catalpa Drive;
Then he tromped down on the gas pedal, in seconds, we hit ninety-five!
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Then he downshifted rather quickly, to make the four-way stop ahead;
I said, “Bruce, you are a wild man”, but my cravings, he had fed!
So I lobbied for my parents, to purchase one for me;
To trade in my 1960 Belvedere, so a Stingray man I’d be!
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I got them to go to McCloskey’s, our Chevrolet dealer place;
They even asked about the best price, my heart began to race!
But they decided to get me a Bel Air, so much to my dismay;
I will never forget Bruce Pinsky, and that most exhilarating day!
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                          My friend Bruce Pinsky
                      Gave me the ride of my life
                             I’ll ne’er forget him
 
                      Larry Ran April 16th, 2018
 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Greg,

Were you talking about Bruce, or the Stingray?
I'm just trying to make light of a sad situation.
Thanks for caring.

Love,
Larry xxx

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Tony Taylor

Beautiful LARRY!!.....just beautiful!!.....memories like this are like fuel for the soul!!.....the race is on brother!!......the race is on!!......condolences......T ❤😢

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Larry Ran

My Dear Friend Tony,

"memories like this are like fuel for the soul!!"
"Just beautiful" too.
When I read words like this, "the race is on" in my heart too.

Larry xxx

 

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Larry...I am sorry you found out that your childhood friend passed away...but what a cool memory you had of him introducing you to fast cars and lead feet!  Lol  I always enjoy your true life stories...Thank you for sharing. xo Love n Hugs 

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Larry Ran

Hi Dear Cherie,

It's so shocking to have a fifty-five year-old memory of someone, and then to see a photo of them today.  I probably wouldn't have recognized him.  But to read their Obituary, is heartbreaking, and always takes one back to the last time you saw them, which in this case, was that day of the Stingray.  I was very good friends with his brother Terry, but somehow, never ran into Bruce again.
Thank you for, as always, your lovely comment.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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