Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ANDREW JASPERSON "Harold Hollenkamp, 83."

"Harold Hollenkamp, 83."
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner, Andrew Jasperson and UL Press.

Harold Hollenkamp, 83.


Andrew Jasperson

The bolt securing the starter to the frame had rusted solid. Nothing to be done but spray some WD-40 on it and drink a Coors while the grease did the work. Harold shimmied his 1937 model frame out from under the truck. After eighty-three years he'd held up remarkably well. Not a hunch to him. Most men shrivel as they age. Their bones, that is, the skin just loosens. But Harold just got older, maintaining his six feet of height the entire time. The hair had long since retreated from most of his scalp though. Harold gathered.......

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