Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Mike Summers, my alter ego

My sister gave me a column from the local
St. John's paper. It was about Mike Summers.
He's with the Constabulary, but also is
a referee for amateur boxing. She thought
I'd like it because I boxed Mike Summers
one summer when I was fifteen. Our fight,
my first amateur bout, was billed "the
battle of the seasons." It's a story I tell
sometimes. So I read the column and in the
middle of it, Mike Summers recounts, with
fondness, his first boxing match. It
was against a Mike Winters of Daniel's
Harbour. And how, in Newfoundland,
winter always beats summer. How surprising
to see your own name come up, in the memory
of someone else, in print, about boxing.


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