Who is the very first friend you ever had? Are you still in touch?
My first friend was Adonis Ali and we shared an intense passion for comic books. We would go over each other houses and discuss the latest issue of Fantastic Four. We both liked to draw, so we had that in common also.
His father seemed to be a bit of a surly fellow so I didn’t like to go over his house much and I don’t think his step mom cared for me much either…it’s funny how I can see them all so clearly now in my minds eye, even after all these decades. His dad wouldn’t let him or his brother come outside much and I got the sense that something was going their house that shouldn’t be talked about. I wonder what happened to him?
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