Satire – By Kent Heckenlively
For the past six months my brother has been troubled by something.
“I think I know Adam Schiff,” he said, after learning President Trump’s least favorite Congressman grew up in our area. “Do you remember anything about him?”
I drew a complete blank. I researched the question of where Adam Schiff lived and all I could find was some vague references to him living in Danville, CA, the next town over from where we lived in Roundhill Country Club in Alamo. I could find some references to Schiff going to Monte Vista High School, which was where I would have gone if my parents hadn’t sent me to the private Catholic high School, De La Salle, located in Concord.
Besides, when I checked out his age it seemed to me that Schiff would have been a senior in high school when I was in eighth grade. He was more in my brother’s age group than mine. Not really much of an opportunity would have presented itself for me to have a play-date with Adam Schiff.
Then the other night my brother had a breakthrough.
He was talking to his best friend since he was five years old and our old next door neighbor, when his friend replied in answer to the question about Schiff, “Oh yeah, he lived in our neighborhood. His family lived right near the tee of the 17th hole.” We lived on the 14th hole. Yes, Adam Schiff grew up not more than half a mile away from me. I’m sure that when I rode my bike in the summers to the country club pool, I went right by the Schiff house.