Coos Bay, OR
That night, it was a clothing swap party. The girls brought a pile of clothes. The guys drank beer and watched, mostly.
”I have a love story for you. My mom was at a house party, and this tall, lanky man saddled up beside her,” said the tall, lanky girl. I can’t remember if she was still wearing the pink long underwear ensemble that she had scavenged out of the clothing pile. ”He asked her if she wanted a brownie and then offered it to her, in the palm of his hand. She ate it right out of his hand!” Ain’t love grand? Later, we watched YouTube videos and laughed: ironically, of course, but heartily nonetheless.