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I feel a strange memory. The three major items I brought back with me from Germany in my carry on luggage were:
- a cuckoo clock
- a beer stein
- a ceramic doll
I wonder what this has to say about my character? I gave the clock to my sister. I gave the doll to my mother. If I remember, the doll was the studious type, red hair, and glasses. And I gave one stein to Dad though we've hardly ever had a drink together. One I had inscribed Enrique, the other Rico. Come to think of it, maybe the cuckoo clock wasn't in my carry-on luggage. I remember the plane trip back was a bit more comfortable than when I departed for Germany. What I couldn't fit in the overhead, I stuffed under my seat. The kind lady sitting left of me in the next isle resembled Sigourney Weaver. She offered me a Wriggley's gum, or I offered her a gum. Can't remember. Her kid was sitting next to me tripping out on how nervous I was to fly. This was `97 but I have a memory like an elephant.