I’ve Always Wanted A Harley — Part 8

The war is over, now what?

Jerry Roth
I’ve Always Wanted a Harley

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Malloy and I got back from our Seattle trip in late May 1979 and in late June Fawn was told she had a couple more weeks until our second child was due. We sat around several evenings smoking joints and drinking beer and discussing baby boy names. Malloy suggested Mike. Fawn liked Robert or David after my brothers. I was not keen on Jerry because my father’s name was also Jerry.

Finally, one night Fawn asked, “What if it’s s girl?”

We all chuckled and said it’s going to be a boy.

She said, “Well, if it is, I want to call her Melissa.”

“Yeah, yeah, whatever.”

As the 4th of July drew closer, we made plans for a big party at our house. BYOB, BYOD, and BYOFW — booze, drugs, and fireworks. Early in the morning of the 4th, Fawn’s water broke and once again, we raced to the hospital leaving Malloy in charge of the party.

As the baby squoze its way out, the nurse exclaimed, “It’s a girl!” Then followed up with, “What are you going to name her?”

I’ve Always Wanted A Harley Part 8 Melissa is born July 4, 1979
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Having two kids gave me reason to wonder; should I stick it out in the military for the full twenty years? Or get out and do something better?

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Jerry Roth
I’ve Always Wanted a Harley

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