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Byline: Ed Hayes
Saturday morning in bed. I hear the boys and girls calling me to come out and play.
Ah, the boys and girls of my childhood.
Boys mostly, to be candid about it. Occasionally a girl appeared in one of our games, but there just weren't that many girls yearning to join our gang.
And that was copacetic with me. I was a little afraid of girls, you see.
Gloriously, I overthrew this phobia, if that's what it was, although I can't pinpoint at what age this ecstatic conversion occurred. Upon returning home after World War II, more than likely.
Now, with your consent, I'm interjecting a relevant anecdote here, a …