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The Hafwit’s Diary — 26

My grandson Banzai has a new name for me: “Pops.” He used to call me “Umpy,” a name he gave me when he was a toddler, and he couldn’t pronounce “Grumpy.” I come by my new name a week ago, … Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary — 25

I’m in town, on a rare trek away from the basement. I visit familiar routes, and I meet several people I know as I stroll. Following a brief conversation, each person says the same thing as we part: “Hey, you’re … Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary — 24

Note 1, for October 1, 2021: Terminate an elk. Note 2, for October 1, 2021: Contact son in-law Jon, and ask him to terminate an elk. Offer to contribute $10 to help pay for a cow tag. Even though she … Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary — 23

I see him this morning. He’s at the far end of the canned vegetable aisle at the market, checking out the niblets. He turns and moves out of sight. I lumber down the aisle as quickly as my bulk will … Continue reading

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