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Another "Died the day he retired"

by sisterpoet on September 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I recall a professor of mine who was in his last year of teaching. We were told that upon his retirement, he walked up to 34th street and was hit by a bus. Many a story have come my way since then with the same plot. Today I add another to the list.


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