They were two men from Trinidad who worked with me in construction when I was in my late 20s. I forget names and getting much worse about it. Take John McFadden for instance who I have known for 30 years. He works in a restaurant in New York and has been there forever. I was with some friends and I ran into him and totally blocked his last name. My friend stuck out his paw, said his name and rescued me when John said his.

But recently I met a guy from Trinidad and told him I had two friends I worked with years ago. When he asked their names I couldn’t remember but about five minutes later both names popped into my head. I rushed back to where the guy from Trinidad was still standing and told him. He thought I had lost my mind because of course he didn’t know either Arthur or Clunis and could have cared less, but I cared!

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