NOTICED! Part 12: Searching for Alex

The autobiography of a woman; by Waldorfia

Alex did not show up for the remainder of that week’s classes. Strangely I did not miss him. My need for being noticed had been sated. Much later I had a consultation services contract with the corporation that Alex worked for. I was secretly hoping to reestablish contact with him. I casually mentioned to someone that Alex had attended one of my classes. Those rides on the yellow motorcycle were exciting.

My subtle questions about Alex brought answers that I wished I had not heard. He had left a wife and two children behind when he shot himself. The suicide occurred shortly after Alex’s return from Philadelphia.

I felt so guilty that I spent the week hiding in my hotel room.

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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