It was dark – I was riding my bike to my house – #423. I needed glasses for reading. I used a string to hold the glasses around my neck. They were prescription glasses and cost about $300.
All at once, a night bird (Petrel) hit my chest and clinged to my shirt. As I brushed it away, the bird took off with my glasses. The string must have come loose from one end and the bird took off with them. I looked and looked – then returned the next morning to continue looking for my lost glasses.
I never found them. That bird stole my glasses.
On Midway it’s not so easy to just go to the local store and buy another pair of glasses. So, I had to wait for my next trip to Honolulu to get another pair.
Some memories will never fade away – I hope.