Oct 9 - Lincoln City, OR

Oct 9 – Lincoln City, OR

Lincoln City, OR

”Do you want to take my photo with an AK?”

”Obviously.”

This was a three-in-one store.  One store was Radio Shack.  The second sold firearms.  I never asked what the third business sold.

He was a 19 year old preparing to go to the Air Force.  He had lived in 22 states between the ages of 5 and 12, when he settled in Oregon: ”all of the states west of the Mississippi, besides some of those boring northern ones.”

I asked if he had a love story.

”I broke up with my girlfriend recently.  She used to punch me whenever I’d beat her at video games.”

Any advice about love, I asked?

”Don’t date a black belt.”