Made It Out Of Massachusetts
I’ll never forget when my dad and I crossed the New Hampshire border with the U-Haul. This was back in '95. He pulled into the rest stop, right past the BIENVENUE sign, and taped a big poster he'd drawn with markers onto the back of the truck, even though it was dark and no one probably saw it. There was a man released from a ball and chain wearing his lucky "N.H." sweater. And the words, in all caps, MADE IT OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS. Goddamn right.
In my memory, we flew up the interstate to our new home near the seacoast, but we probably did the speed limit.