July 3rd, 2007

A Lucky Number?





Lara was born on 7/7/70 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. At the time my first wife and I had been married seven years and seven months. On 7/7/77 Bully, my stepfather, took me to the Thistledown Race Track in Cleveland, Ohio. I placed a bet on the seventh horse in the seventh race. It was a long shot, but it came in first by two and a half lengths. I brought back about $475, which I split with Lara. Since then the number has not been particularly lucky, either for Lara or for me. Maybe that will change this coming Sunday.