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Summer in Antarctica

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice,”

The Bombardier

I had set out with a publisher’s advance, and with tickets provided by Amtrak.  Since it was a small publisher and a small advance, my overnight accommodations on the trains were often more sumptuous than many of the hotels where I stayed. 

The Shuffle Inn

Imagine my surprise that New Year’s Eve when my father stepped up to the mike to sing.  He opened with his favorite, “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You,” accompanying himself with two swizzle sticks beating against the mike stem, and even doing that imitation of a trombone break I have always found so weak, so silly. 

The Bombardier

It was the smell of the crushed grapes that reminded me of the boss – dead more than twenty years – and the family heritage that had died with him.  I thought, once again, of the wooden box that contained his papers, given to me by my grandmother after the boss died.

Summer in Antarctica

Photos by Tony Tedeschi

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice,” Gabriel García Márquez wrote in the opening of his 1967 novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. 

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