Neil O. Nelson

Libraries, cafes and laundromats were always high on my priority list in the towns I chose to live and work in.

Being single and often in a new town, I needed the library for hardcover reading material, the cafe for breakfast and dinner and the laundromat for obvious reasons.

To be sure, I was single a good share of my life.

For betting purposes, the edge goes to wedlock, having been married twice.

But it’s close: 31 years married, 30 years single, since I cut family ties, or branched out on my own.

I suppose you could say I was a vagabond, having moved around the state.

I wasn’t a vagrant or a tramp; nevertheless, I moved a lot.

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