Thinking about Jimmy Buffett dying from skin cancer, that turned into lymphoma. He was a year younger than me, I loved the guy, and often wonder if that's the way I'm going to go out.
I told tubing manager Elizabeth my infamous tan story last Friday. It was back in the late seventies, I was making a ton of money and took a month off one Summer.
I spent two weeks in Hawaii, working on my tan, then I flew to Acapulco and tanned for another two weeks. As I walked across the tarmac to board the plane home, I was pulled off the line by security.
They wanted to know why I looked like a dark skinned Mexican, but had an American last name! I eventually made the plane.
I've had three skin cancers removed since I've been here in Tennessee, and a few before. You never know if one of them will metastasize...