Monday, December 10, 2012

ABC Wednesday/Red: Vespa

Whenever I see an old fashion Vespa, I think of 3 guys who came to school riding a Vespa in my senior years. This July, my friend Joanne organised a mini reunion with some of our friends. It was awesome seeing 2 of the guys and the gals. Jason went to USA and came back but left to join the Police force. Nick went too UK and became a lawyer. What was most significant was we talked about the third and missing Vespa rider. I wrote about him. T was the youngest of the lot. He met with an accident and he died. I will always remember him, he took me to the then most posh hotel, The Aurora, and told me that the T-bone steak was the choicest cut of steak. I came back from Canada a few years later, someone told me he crashed his bike and died. I CRIED. His death affected me. I became the champion for the under dogs, for justice. Years later, when I became a mum, I was lucky to be a faculty wife, living among like minded women in the university in Singapore. We sort of adopted a neighbourhood school. The principal was very glad to have us. Our kids excelled in all aspects.


Liz said...

Great find! That was a lovely story but I'm sorry to hear that the other guy died.

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Roger Owen Green said...

Some events affect one forever. Sorry for the loss, but glad for its positive effect on your life.
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Leslie: said...

I'd love to have a Vespa! Looks like such fun to ride.

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Chubskulit Rose said...

What a sweet story Ann!

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ChrisJ said...

Sad story, but Vespa was a good 'V'