I was thirty something when I first got Internet at home, Aleesha, though I’d had email at work for a long time before that.

It’s funny you mention the wringer washing machine. My own grandmother told me about that.

She also told me about the ice man. He’d come by once a week to pull a block of frozen water out of sawdust and put it in the icebox to keep her food cool.

Her children (including my dad) would all run out, excited.

So they could pat the horse that pulled the ice man’s wagon.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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