Writer: Erick Brucker

I’ll Explain That There Was a War On

I’ll Explain That There Was a War On

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My grandfather used to ask to see my cigarettes. “Get the bell,” he’d say, turning the pack over in his hands, “it’s pell-mell.” Then he would smile and ask if that commercial was still running, even though he knew it wasn’t. He had quit smoking before I was born, but he still asked how mymore