Chapter 15 Summary

Pouring Soda in the Backseat

For most of his life, Pausch had no children of his own, so in his family he was the “bachelor uncle.” He reveled in being an uncle to Tammy’s two children, Chris and Laura. Every month or so he would pop into their lives and offer his unique perspective on the world. He never spoiled them, but he always tried to get them to see the world from “strange new angles.”

When Chris was seven and Laura was nine, “Uncle Randy” picked them up in his brand new Volkswagen convertible. Tammy warned her children not to make a mess or get anything dirty in their uncle’s new car. As Pausch listened to her admonitions, he thought these warnings were actually...

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