Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

The Smell and Texture of Burlap and Walnuts


Whenever I see black walnuts on the ground, it reminds me of when my dad would take us out to his friend Steve's farm. Each year, we would fill several burlap sacks with unhusked nuts and bring them home. Steve contracted ALS as a younger man and I remember feeling dad's overwhelming hurt. He didn't talk about it much but still...

It was love when he fashioned his close friend a wire cigarette holding device so that this dying man could smoke in the weeks before he passed.
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