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One Eyed Willie - Accidents Galore

By sandhya reddy
 
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The boy climbs into the attic with one of his best friends. As they start rummaging through the junk in the attic he comes across a map for a treasure hunt. He wants to find the place where One Eyed Willie, the leader of a pirate ship, had dumped all his stolen treasures. Along with his four friends he starts on his adventure. They go through the most notorious of booby traps ever built, fall into the hands of two evil brothers and their mom. They survive the traps and the bad guys, finally reaching the pirate ship where One Eyed Willie dumped his treasure in the bottom of the ocean. In the final moments of the climax our young hero picks up just enough treasure to release his parents off their debt and save the family house. He thanks One Eyed Willie for helping him out.

I watched this movie in the early eighties umpteenth times with my kids. "The Goonies" is one of our family's all-time favorite movies. The others are "Batteries Not Included", "Beetle Juice", "King Ralph", "Rock Lords", "The Watcher In The Woods", etc. I loved family times, sharing the excitement of watching these movies with my children. Now, why would I remember all this now? Well, for the past few days I've felt like One Eyed Willie, due to my health condition. Let me explain why.

My friend washed the clothes and hung them to dry in the balcony of the apartment and placed couple of old, worn out, water drenched wooden planks over the clothes so they don't fly on to the other roofs. So far so good right? It's rainy season and the clouds are rushing towards us at six in the evening, so my friend who is occupied with some other work asks me to grab the clothes from the balcony. I run into the balcony and start grabbing the clothes. In my hurry I lift up one of the wooden planks with all my strength. I forgot it was light weight and it had so many spikes and it could have some fungus too being in the rain so many times. Next thing I know, my hand flies over to my right eye and bang! I see stars and then I feel the excruciating pain and I just drop everything on the floor and grab at my eye. I rush into the house covering my eye to grab a piece of ice and cold water to clean my eye.

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