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SHADOW GAMES: Never Forgotten

Posted By Todd Drew On November 5, 2008 @ 10:56 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

There is an old man in the South Bronx named Eduardo. He has a deep scar on his cheek and walks with a limp. No one remembers exactly when he arrived in the neighborhood and some will probably forget him as soon as he’s gone.

He came from Mexico and lives on Woodycrest Avenue with a family from Senegal. None of them can vote, but they all did their part. Eduardo sat up with the whole family – mother, father, two boys and a girl – and watched election results come in last night.

“It was like a ballgame,” Eduardo said. “We always watch on television and when something happens we can hear the Stadium crowd. Sometimes – when it’s a big home run – the windows rattle.

“It was like that when Obama won,” Eduardo continued. “We heard people cheering in the streets. I only wish I could’ve been there.”

Eduardo smiled.

“Maybe I’ll be able to vote one day,” he said. “That would really be something.”

And it would never be forgotten.

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