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Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “Mickey’s Monkey”

This morning I went to the doctor. Checked in, sat down to wait in the reception area. A few minutes later two women walked in—an elderly mother and her adult daughter, dressed in an Upper East Side kind of way, long wool coats, colorful knit hats. The mother had trouble walking; the daughter had to support her. They stopped at the front desk, and the receptionist asked for the older woman’s insurance card. The mother fished an enormous wallet out of her purse and handed it to her daughter. The daughter started to rifle through all the cards and papers in the wallet—this wallet was packed with things—and then pulled out what looked like a ’70s-style Kodachrome photograph. She squinted at it and said, “Is this a picture of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles?” The mother looked over at it and said, “Hmm? Oh, yep.”

Written by peterterzian

January 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm


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