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[听他说] 两位老爷子,为了这半张1美元钞票,整整等了40年...

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本帖最后由 蜻蜓点水 于 2016-4-12 09:36 编辑
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那是2016年4月4日,在一家酒吧里,一个名叫Steve的老爷子低头看了看表,他的内心有点忐忑。

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老爷子在等一个人,等一个分离了长达40年的老友


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事情还要回到40年前说起

那一年,Steve才20出头,刚和自己最好的哥们Joe结束了一次自驾旅行。

他们两人本来是无所不谈无所不作的好朋友。 但是当时,两人都站在了人生的转折点,两人都有各自的人生规划。 他们即将跟各自道别,准备分隔两地各自生活。


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40年前的通信不发达,他们意识到也许很快就不能再像之前那样每天形影不离,一起吃喝玩乐…..

生活充满那么多未知,分开过后也许相见就很难了

于是,在1976年4月4日的晚上,两人在他们常去的一家酒吧里喝酒的时候,做了一个约定


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“无论发生什么,无论他们在哪,40年后都要回到这个地点重聚”

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Steve从口袋中掏出了一张1美元的纸币撕成了两半,每一半上的正反面都写下了那天的日期4-4-76

和约定的日期4-4-2016

就这样,他们一人拿着一半纸币告别了彼此


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没多久Joe就搬到了另一个地方生活,因为各种原因,两人后来彻底失去了联系

时间一晃40年过去,终于到了他们约定的日子。 


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Steve已是年过六旬的老头儿,腿脚也已经不利索。 

但是这多年来,他一直记得当年的约定,他却不确定Joe是否也还记得。

这一天,Steve各种忐忑的去到了两人约定的地方,静静地等待着

没多久,一个老爷子走进了酒吧

他走到Steve的身边

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“嘿兄弟,你好吗?”


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恩,是Joe,他按照40年前的约定,前来赴约.... 

Joe拿出了另一半纸币,分离了40年的两部分,终于团聚

两人把酒言欢,和对方说自己过去40年来的生活,介绍各自的家庭、工作

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40年的分离,他们还是像当年的好友一样熟悉、默契。 

Joe后来表示,他其实也担心Joe会不会忘了这个约定

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“我告诉自己,既然我一直记得这个约定,那么Steve一定也放在心上,因为我们是好哥们”

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他们做了个新的约定:一年后的今天,也就是2017年4月4日,让我们再次回到这里... 

“我们都老了,没有下一个40年了”

“生活无常,但和你立下的约定,我一定会竭尽全力去遵守”


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ref:

http://www.littlethings.com/friends-dollar-bill/


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zzzzzzzbw:酒吧被拆了的话就很尴尬啦

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盏别:愿我提着老酒,愿你还是好友~

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香菜gonnabe海米:在中国这样撕纸币是违法的

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星星还是那个星星哟丶:两个老爷子的思想都还没有变,永远保持初心


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我还是叫蛋包饭吧:想起了欧亨利的after twenty years,不过那个就悲惨了


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阿衣衣衣衣_:默契,有时候并不靠时间来决定

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养一只喵i:我的关注点是这个酒吧40多年了还没有被拆迁


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AD半肉暴力熊:破镜重圆


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好奇的Christina:唔 40年了 那个酒吧居然还在…


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JasHaddock:别说40年了,我跟我朋友约4天后出去玩都会被放鸽子

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软陶菌:“生活无常,但和你立下的约定,我一定会竭尽全力的去遵守。”

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锦衣夜行的宋公子2016:结果他们赴约完,第二天那个酒吧就倒闭了!酒吧老板:劳资容易吗?一等就是40年。

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疑似CEO:40年了,还能找到当时的街道,当时的酒吧,太棒了(在大陆估计4年就面目全非)


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_清香集:为什么想起断背山……



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发表于 2016-4-12 12:38 | 显示全部楼层
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/on-the-road-how-a-ripped-up-dollar-bill-kept-a-florida-friendship-together-for-40-years/" W8 N2 K8 Q) {& ?; v
How a ripped-up dollar bill reunited friends after 40 years
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Steve Morris is waiting for an old friend, hoping this guy he hasn't seen in years and completely lost touch with will suddenly appear just like he promised 40 years earlier.
"I remember Joe reaching into his wallet and pulling out a dollar, and he tore it and I got my half and he got his half."
The point was, no matter what happens, 40 years from that day they would meet back at that same spot. "Saved it for 40 years," Steve said.
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They each left the bar that night with half of the dollar bill. On one side, they wrote that day's date, 4-4-76. On the other, their far-off reunion date of this past Monday, April 4th, 2016.
Growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, Steve Morris and Joe Whitehead were best friends. They even went on a cross-country road trip together.
But that was then. Shortly after the trip, Joe moved away and they lost touch. Decades passed. But all the while, Steve held onto his half of the promise, hoping Joe would too.
"If he ever even cared, I didn't know," Morris explained.
What are the odds of Joe caring enough to keep the promise? Not many guys would hold onto half a dollar bill from some drunken night 40 years earlier. "Those odds have got to be astronomical," Steve said.
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Steve Morris, left, and Joe Whitehead

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And yet, guess who showed up at the bar this week -- right on schedule.
A few months ago Joe called Steve out of the blue to remind him of their date. And when Joe showed up, he had the other half of the dollar bill.
Astronomical.
"It means so much that he had the same thoughts," Steve said. "I just went under the broad assumption that since I did, he did," Joe explained.
The old friends spent a couple hours turning back the clock, catching up on family, and making plans for the future. Steve came prepared with another dollar to mark their next visit.
This new one is dated 4-4-17. They're only shooting for one year this time around."I'm 63," said Steve. "I don't even buy ripe bananas."
At one point or another, we all lose track of at least some of the people who made us who we are. But Steve and Joe prove it's never too late to reconnect.
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"I mean, if there's one person that you'd like to talk to, go back and talk to them. If they're not around, you'll regret it," Steve said.
Bet your bottom dollar.
To contact On the Road, or to send us a story idea, [color=#841c1c !important]mailto:OnTheRoad@cbsnews.com.
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