|My new Rocky Springs shirt.|
"Wow, pretty neat," I said to him. "I've never seen one like it." Steve is a "Picker" in that he loves to find old items, bargain for them and resell them. He knew that I made visits to Rocky Springs Amusement Park just about every week when I was in high school and first couple of years of college. Worked at the Acme Supermarket with a fellow whose grandfather ran the "Wildcat" roller coaster at the amusement park and we frequently made visits to the park to ride the coaster after work. His grandfather would allow us to remain on the coaster as long as we wanted and never asked for a ticket.
If no one was standing in line and we were the only ones on the ride, he wouldn't even stop the coaster when it returned to the station. Spent many summer evenings riding and riding that coaster. Well, Steve had the biggest smile on his face when he gave it to me. Knew I would love it. I never opened the package with the shirt in it until later in the evening when we had returned home. Held it up and asked Carol if she thought I could fit into it. She looked at me holding the shirt and said, "That's either a woman's or a child's shirt!" "I kinda thought so myself. It's marked large, but must be a woman's large. Figured it that way because of the sleeves" I responded. "Steve's gonna be disappointed when I call him tomorrow." Yep, he was rather upset that his find would not fit me, but told me to give it to someone else in the family or bring it back to him and he'd give it to his daughter-in-law who could wear it. The thought was well received by me, and I know I could find someone to wear it, but I'll return it to him and he may be able to get his money back to spend on something else. I know he will search high and low for something for me for he's that kind of brother everyone should have. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.