Day: May 21, 2004

Colleen

Colleen had the deepest green eyes of anyone I?ve ever known ? the kind of deep, emerald green that comes from an Irish heritage.

?So pleased to know you,? she said when we first met. ?My name?s Colleen.? The name floated off her tongue in a pure Irish brogue.

Although we saw each other almost weekly, it would be more than a year before I learned her last name. First names only at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.

She finally revealed it at a coffee shop after one of our meetings. It was very Irish last name.

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