Remembering experiencing Wimbledon cheaply

by Gary Shelton on June 30, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, Tennis

Wimbledon is a tennis tournament on a hot day for a kid trying to chase down a bus from a church parking lot.

It is a half-hour bouncing through the traffic, while men in thick wool suits try to ignore the impossible heat by drinking sodas that do not have ice. It is women is sweaters staring out at small cars that trundle past on narrow streets. It is children with umbrellas in their fists, because in 10 minutes or so, it will rain for 15.

It is parking at the Southfield stations, and getting off, and walking a half-mile in the flow of a heavy crowd. It is cracked sidewalks and unfriendly hills. It is unauthorized t-shirt stands lining

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Veronica Richardson June 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Written like only you can. We can almost see you there. Great story

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Cecil DeBald June 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

Wonderful

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