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My final day of a 28-year run

St Mary Lake
First time i stood here was Summer 1973, when i was 14 – the Summer before my first drink of alcohol. Photo: Summer 2017.

 

My final day of a 28-year run concluded on this day (December 30) in 2001.

Backstory…

In 1974, barely 15, had my first taste of cheap wine one Summer night before going to the Spring Grove – Jefferson Carnival. Drank enough (which wasn’t much) to be seriously buzzed.

By 1976, i was drinking on weekends between football and track seasons, as well as all Summer long.

In 1977 i entered College and i would say this marked the beginning of a daily habit that would span 24 years – literally not missing a day.

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