My childhood friend, Vinis “Bo” Kelly, Jr., died May 6. We became friends when I was in the second grade and Bo was in the third.
Bo initiated the friendship. I never knew why. I wish I had asked him.
I do know what gave rise to our friendship. It was a schoolyard bully and his cronies.
The bully and his cronies shall remain nameless. Perhaps over time, they grew up to be good men.
They were not good boys. For today, I will refer to them as “B and Company.”