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40 Days 40 Writes

Day 6. Birthday: My 8th birthday and discernment

By Alan O’Hashi — 40 Days 40 Writes

Pat Nichol’s birthday party. He lived across the alley and on the end of the block.

When I was growing up in the suburbs of Cheyenne, Wyoming, birthday parties were part of the social fabric.

Except for a handful of kids who went to Catholic school, the rest went to Fairview Elementary and aged a year or two older or younger. That meant that birthday parties were pretty large and happened often…




I like 40 Days 40 Writes daily prompts. This is the third time I’ve participated and will be posting my prompt responses here for the next 40 days.

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