Monday, March 16, 2015

Rich and Dan's Antics from the Summer of 1956 in Teaneck, New Jersey

The Ringer Washing Machine

Smiling, I shook my head and gazed at Rich. He was looking back at me.  His smirk reminded me of the time he and I stood beside an old ringer washing machine. Someone from a neighborhood apartment abandoned it in our gravel backyard. It was in no-man’s-land, behind the string of stores and apartments and the shopping center parking lot. That relic sat there with weeds all around it——like a tombstone in a neglected graveyard. We examined it closely, twisting and turning the agitator back and forth.
“It moves,” Rich said. “Get inside, Danny. I’ll push you.”

To read more of this segment, visit my website where an excerpt is posted from "Brother, Brother" by Dan Duffy