By Slim Randles

Home Country

Boxing Day


‘Twas the morning after Christmas, and all through the Mule Barn truck stop’s philosophy counter …

“Happy Boxing Day!” said Herb, settling in and flipping his cup to the upright and fillable position.

“Boxing Day?” said Steve.

“It certainly is,” Herb said. He’s like that … a lot.

We looked at each other. Doc put down the crossword puzzle he was working on.

“You think there’ll ever be another Mohammed Ali?” said Dud.

“The best,” Doc said.

“How about Sugar Ray Robinson?” Steve said. “A toast to the great ones!”

Cups were raised.

“Guys?” said Herb....

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