The Skateboard Incident
Yes more so an incident than an accident. Those of you familiar with the layout of San Rocco and Mt. Carmel School will remember the garage behind the Nuns' House. And since there was a gentle slope to the property, the pad for the garage had a well engineered and built concrete ramp into the garage. Well, I was rolling down a two foot tall steep ramp going toward the school. On my board and on my belly. A piece of concrete had cracked and left a wedge shaped hole at the bottom of the steep slope. I had missed it plenty of times. But not his time. It caught my front right wheel and I slid off my board. The bill of my cap covered my glasses with my mouth and nose taking the impact. I think Ricky was with me. I didn't cry until he left. I spent 4 hours at St. James in the ER. 3 hours in the waiting area. I almost lost by two front teeth.