Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Philip Joseph is a recent drop-out from the world of New York publishing. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he writes for a travel publication.
I didn’t think I’d hear again from my grandmother’s second husband, Uncle Benny, and then he called one Wednesday afternoon, three years after my grandmother had left him. I was stacking money on my bed at the time — ones on the pillow, fives at the foot, and tens in the middle where I could see them easiest.