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It started very young, and it made him proud.
He was only six years old, and had a dollar of his allowance left. He was walking to the store with his older siblings to pick up a candy bar. It was a summer evening; thin clouds stretched across the pale blue sky. It had been a hot summer. The children pushed their bikes closer to the gas station; their mother had asked the eldest to get a carton of milk. As a family they were going to go to a ball game at the park across the street from their house, a small-time team in a small-time league.
But when the children got home from the store, Brian Howards didn't have a candy bar. He didn't have his dollar. He didn't have anything. Nobody noticed; he didn't mention it. Kyle had the milk, and Jennifer had her bag of cracker jack