Lost Blogs: Day 2
|I don’t really know my mom and dad all that well. I was taken from them at an early age and raised by a nice elderly couple.
I use “nice” very loosely. Yes, they were good to me, but only for a very brief period of time.
My adoptive father was prone to delusions of grandeur. He was pretty damned old when I was but an infant and he thought he was still in good enough shape to “fight the good fight.” Yeah, the imbecile enlisted in the Great War – the big war that was going on among all the nations of the world.
My adoptive mother cried. Day in and day out. I never realized someone could have that many tears inside them.
I never cried but she always shared her pain with me, nonetheless. I was her source of comfort. Her rock. Her reason to live while Augie was away. She even referred to me using a derivation of a cutesy little nickname she had developed for him – her big, brave trooper.
An idiot is all he was in my mind.
Why? Well, after he left, she was forced to liquidate the family business. And rather than subject me to the horrors of poverty, she put me up for adoption. She wanted me to have a good home.
And I did just that. I was adopted by a guy named Sam. Sam was a far cry from Augie and his wife, though. He pushed me. He made me work for my keep. He whipped me into shape.
Arguably, what Sam did for and to me made me into the champion that I was.
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I still dont know. Sports figure? Big Red? Partner and a coach? I'll get it one of these days. This contest is like a 40 person game of charades.
Posted by: H.F. Peterman | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 08:48 AM
I've still got nothing.
Posted by: Rabbit | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 09:53 AM
I don’t have even a hint of a clue.
Posted by: harmonyinline | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 10:48 AM
Very creative. I enjoyed this one.
Posted by: Scott | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 12:35 PM
This is so much fun! I have an idea who you are, but I'm not sure yet.
Posted by: Jaclyn | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 12:44 PM
I still have no idea Kev.
Posted by: mikey | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 12:59 PM
Yeah, um, sports. Did I mention that I was absent the day they taught sports?
Posted by: Karl | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 01:19 PM
Posted by: Brandon | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 03:03 PM
If it is a sports person, then I will probably never get it. Unless he was a figure skater. Was he a figure skater Kevin?
Posted by: Nicole | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 03:54 PM
I don't know why...but I'm guessing Joe DiMaggio, just because he was, well, sporty.
Posted by: Jacynth | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 04:27 PM
Posted by: Kathleen | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 04:49 PM
I know! I know! I know! OR DO I????????????? ;)
Posted by: MadIrishMan | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 08:32 PM
I'm still not sure although my first idea still fits...i think...hmmm. i'm intrigued :)
Posted by: suze | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 10:14 PM
I'm still clueless. :(
Posted by: groovebunny | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 11:31 PM
Kevin, I'm thrown. But in a way that makes me think, "I'm SO going to be annoyed that I didn't think of this when he tells us who he is!"
Posted by: sandra | Wednesday, 12 April 2006 at 02:08 AM
I know the answer... at first I thought it was one of his Australian counterparts, but that wasn't the case. Excellent writing from your friend Kevin here. The answer is posted at http://plebsquad.com/michael/articles/lostbloggers.htm, along with answers to a few other Lost Blogs that I've answered - don't click there if you don't want to have it spoiled!
Posted by: Michael | Wednesday, 12 April 2006 at 03:42 AM