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Lovely story.

It's great you support his interest in music.

But he's right you know. Borders is a Stupid Store.


What a wonderful story. I've read it twice now, hours apart and both times it brought tears to my eyes.
That stoner idiot deserves to be cursed with painful boils for being such a creep.


This reminds me of Halloween the year my Ross was 10. We had just moved to Ohio and unfortunately, we didn't know the rules. I kept telling him, "wait 'till your stepfather comes home. He's looking forward to going out with you." Ross, a very sensitive child, was missing his friend Kevin (back home in New York). Halloween just wasn't going to be the same that year and he was suffering.

Steve came home and off they went, only to return in twenty minutes. Ross burst through the door in hysterics, ran up the stairs and threw himself on his bed. Turns out the "old man" down the street had barked at him: "Go home kid. There's no trick or treating after 7:30. Don't you know better?" Ross cried himself to sleep that night with my arms wrapped around him and my tears in his hair.

Kevin Wolf

Damn adults. I hope I never become one of those.

Michael Bains

“Stupid store.”

Ahhh... From the mouths of babes.

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