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Wild Card/Sunday — 8/27/06

Today's a bittersweet one for me. I'm excited because I'm putting Amy Dearest on a plane for Europe today -- for a semester of studying abroad. I'm sad for the same reason. She's been with us the last four months, earning money to buy a laptop computer and her plane ticket by waitressing at Tomato Street. (Oh, the stories she can tell about good customers ... and a growing number of bad ones who pull all kinds of tricks to get free meals or treats and who stiff hard-earning waitresses of their tips. But that's another story.) I enjoyed her stay. I was spoiled by it. It seems I'm always putting my kids on planes. Or keeping up with them only by long-distance. I envy you guys who have your children nearby. Then, I guess I'm partly responsible for instilling in my kids a desire to spread their wings and try things that interest them. I can't wait to hear her stories. Now, your Wild Card ...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.