The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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Geraldine had three small children and her marriage was falling apart.   Then she met Roy.  They couldn't stop laughing about the irony of the

I just had to get out, so I hired a sitter and went over to Paxon Hollow Country Club with my niece, Roxanne.  I went right to the bar and ordered a club soda with lemon (I've never been a drinker).

Jimmy came over: "There's a guy coming tonight...I really think you're going to like him."

 "Yeah, sure," I said.  To be honest, that was the last thing I was looking for.

A little later, Jimmy and I were dancing.  He threw me out to twirl me and - I still don't know what happened - somehow my skirt fell down.  It was one of those "Dance Skin" skirts we used to wear back then.  Fortunately, Roy - who'd been over at a different table - had a sense of humor and we laughed about it.  When I got home my mother smirked and said: "You met someone, didn't you?"

When Roy turned up for our first date, my son Michael answered the door.  "Mom," he called up the steps, "there's someone here to see you.  I think he's an insurance salesman."

"What?"

"I don't know.  He's wearing a three piece suit."

That date was on a Monday in October and were engaged on Nov. 4.  On our honeymoon in the Poconos (I still can't believe this), Roy pointed to a sign in a clothing store.  "Look," he said.  "Just like our first date."

Honest to God it said: "Dance Skin Dresses...50% off."

A Dress…50% Off

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Geraldine had three small children and her marriage was falling apart. Then she met Roy. They couldn't stop laughing about the irony of the "Dance Skin" sign because, as Roy noted, that was how she'd been wearing it the night they met....50% off. The memory was illustrated by Anita Warner.

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Recorded by Victoria Durand on March 30, 2014
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