Archive for May 24th, 2004
Many months ago I thought I lost my Zippo lighter I’d had for a long time. It was given to me when I lived in Prague by a friend named Zoka to give it a new, hopefully happier, life.
Zoka is Bosnian, and he managed to escape the killing there and found refuge in Prague along with hundreds of other ex-Yugoslavians. I felt rather bad losing the lighter and could only console myself thinking that it would find someplace decent but felt it was a shame whoever found it wouldn’t have a clue as to the history of the lighter.
Today Ann and I went to Bolinas to surf and in the process of looking for some random thing in the back of the car… there was the Zippo! Strange and suprising given when I first lost the thing I scoured the Subaru. Anyways, it’s back and I think it’s going to get put on a shelf somewhere prominent.
For the record it has serial BVIII (that would be February of 88, I believe). It’s a pretty old one, relatively speaking. I’m still suprised it wasn’t lost all this time…1 Comment | Catergorized: life prague