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BPM VS. Patagonia – The Complete Saga

It’s 1979. (Epilogue)

I am eleven years old, sitting on our back porch surrounded by five pairs of my father’s leather work shoes. Next to me is a box, filled with various jars of polish, soft brushes, leather conditioners, and clean rags.

This is one of my regular monthly chores: to clean the oil and grease from his shoes, then condition and polish them to his standards. His unfair high standards, I fume. And when I am done with all his shoes, I do my soccer cleats, which are expected to be cleaned and buffed with a new coat of polish after each and every Saturday game.

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