Nice story, Eric Griggs!

Maw maw. I haven’t thought of that diminutive in decades. I used to hear it now and then as a child in northern Alabama, or at I think that’s where I heard it.

When my dad was a teen, his best buddy in high school was the son of his town’s biggest funeral home. As a late teen, he went out on “collection” runs a few times with his buddy and his dad. He still talks about it.


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

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