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I met Gary on a sticky summer morning in 1979 when I boarded the minibus for my first day of camp. He sat alone on the Naugahyde seat, looking like a grade school Clint Eastwood.
Having now turned 50, I'm reviewing the first half of my life. Friends recall high school and college, but formative years in elementary school are forgotten, or considered insignificant.