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let’s get out of the heat.”
wrong with this heat we just practiced in the hottest part of the day?”
that was football, I don’t mind the heat if I got my pads on.”
should play in the powder puff league.”
put me down but if there were girls playing I would go for it in a minute.”
think about is girls, Les.”
is true but I can’t help it. When I think about the shape of their legs, and
their hips, and their chest I don’t have to go any higher and I’m in another
care what they look like?”
“No not if
everything is great below the neck.”
“Man you are
something else. I don’t know if I should hang out with you. Here is the soda
fountain let’s get something to drink;”
“Okay but I’m
sweating like a hog.”
that fat on you.”
but all this fat makes it hard to move me off the line when the ball is
“This is a
good idea Les, it is cool in here, and what are you going to have?”
think I would like to have the one sitting on the third stool.”
get serious what do you want.”
been more serious in my life, I want her.”
fool or I’m leaving.”
mean you don’t see anything you like in here?”
me Les, all these girls know you are staring and talking about them, you need
to be more subtle about these things. Just sneak a look now and then and when
you find the one you like then mosey up to them and start to talk with them.The way you stare at them makes them feel
like you are going to attack them.”
“To be truthful
that’s the way I feel.”
“I give up
you’re hopeless, forget it and let’s order.”
hey, look what just walked in.”
girl is just a sophomore, she is only fifteen or there about.”
care She looks like woman to me and that’s all that counts.”
“Drink your soda
and cool off but I think I will go over and chat with her.I believe her name is Sherrie.”
“Okay but I
think she would rather have me so I’ll go with you.Keep your mouth shut or you will blow it.”
“Hi Sher my
name is Tom and this is Les.”
“I know who
you are and this is my friend Mary. Why are you guys talking to us?”
look like nice girls and we like to talk to nice girls. When you finish your
soda maybe we could walk you home.That
would be a possibility wouldn’t it”
like you’re finished, shall we go?”
C’mon Mary and Les see if you can keep up.”
don’t think I have ever met your family.”
should know my sister she is in your grade.”
“Well it’s a
big school and I might have a class with her, what’s her name?”
she has a rather plain name not as sophisticated as mine.Sherrie sounds exciting whereas Jane sounds
“I see what
“Are you as
exciting as your name?”
that up to you to find out.”
are something. How old are you?”
“I’m as old
as I feel.”
“And how old
believe this is where you live isn’t it?”
“Yes it is.”
walk Mary the rest of the way home and I’ll see you later.”
“I think Mary
can make it the rest of the way by herself I’m going to git home cause it’s too
you later, Lester, bye Mary.”
“Why not come
on in and meet my dad he should be home by now. Oh hello Jane this is Tom my friend.”
“Yes, I know
who he is. He plays football for our team.”
him company until I get back and then I’ll take over.”
will, will you, we’ll see about that. You have to understand she is a little
presumptive. You are one of the real popular guys at school and I must say I’m
surprised to see you with Sherrie. It’s not that she isn’t pretty but she is a
bit young for you.”
perhaps, but she doesn’t think so.”
“Yes I can
see that but she has always had big ideas.”
the reason I’m here is I wanted to meet you and I figured this would be a good
way to do it.”
have just walked up to me at school.”
could but it never seemed to be the right time and besides you know how the
idiots at school would react if they saw you talking to me especially the team
members. They can get down and dirty sometimes and I didn’t want them to talk
about you that way.”
“Boy what a
sensitive guy you are, you know every girl in school is talked about “That way”
by one guy or another.”
suppose but I didn’t want to get kicked off the team for fighting.”
mean you would fight over me?”
but C’mon now this is getting out of hand we haven’t gone on our first date
asking me out?”
“Of course I
am. Why do you think I went to all this trouble with your sister?”
“Oh I don’t
know, maybe you are attracted to her? Alright here’s the deal. I will you go out with you, but one thing is
sure, hands off unless I say it’s okay.”
never had a girl tell me it was alright.”
She said; “I
will say it by the way I’m acting not verbally.”
normal but until I get to know you better I won’t…Well we will work it out
“Yes we will
work it out just don’t let your imagination get ahead of reality.”
Sherrie you’re back. We were just
talking about you.”
bother I can speak for myself.”
“Oh I’m sure
you can. Sherrie, Tom has just asked me out and you can go along if you wish.”
never spoke but left and slammed the door to her room.
leave Tom for I think there is some sister to sister talking that needs to be
done and you don’t need to hear it.”
As Tom left
he couldn’t understand what was being said but it was loud. The only words that
came through clearly were, “I’ll get even with you.”
“Wow, I stirred up a hornet’s nest, and
all I wanted was a date.”
briefly saw Jane at school the next few days for he was changing over to
baseball from football and there were having extra practices because we weren’t
very good as a team. We had good players
we just haven’t gelled as a team as of yet.
We had a
game Friday afternoon and after I showered and cleaned up Jane and I were going
to the movies. I came out from showering and Jane was waiting for me. I thought
she had her “at school look” but was looking pretty nice.
being honest I gave her the “Les look” which started at the legs and went up
from there. As best I could tell she “measured up” very well.
I was proud
to have her on my arm. I couldn’t control my mind completely and I wondered
what she looked like in her gym shorts, or a bathing suit. Yea that’s it I will
invite her to go swimming with me.
brought back to earth by Sher coming along side and saying, “Where are we going
I looked at
Jane and she just shrugged her shoulders so I said, “To the movies.”
great and took my free arm and off we went.
movies I had a girl on both sides. I had Jane’s hand in mine and Sherrie had my
other hand in both of her’s.
looked understanding Sherrie was putting my hand where it shouldn’t be. I kept
trying to retrieve my hand from Sherrie but it was of no use.
honest, (which is hard to do) I really didn’t mind what Sherrie was doing being
a teenager. Nevertheless I had to pretend and kept pulling it away.
show Sherrie said (while looking a bit coy) “Did you enjoy the show, Tom?”
know what to say for I knew what she was referring to so I said it was alright
I guess. Let’s have a sandwich and a coke or something before we go home.
I walked the
girl’s home and Sherrie ran into the house while I said goodnight to Jane.
Jane said; “Did
you enjoy the show Tom? Which part did you enjoy the most? Perhaps it was when
you were feeling up Sherrie?”
trapped for nothing I could say was going to solve this situation. I thought I
would try this one on her instead of lying.
“Well yes I
enjoyed that part but I enjoyed holding your hand far more than that.”
know how well that went over for she looked at me and gave a half smile and
said goodnight then went in.
On the way
home I thought, “Boy what a mess. Jane is going to be my woman and I have to
get little sis on to someone else.”
As I was to
find out that wasn’t going to be easy. Both Jane and Sherrie showed up at the
games and while Jane would clap when I came up to bat Sherrie would yell out “C’mon
my man get a hit,” or something like that.
embarrassing for everyone could hear her.
guy’s in the locker room started calling me “my man.”
rest of the spring Jane and I got away from Sherri a couple of times but it wasn’t
a simple task.
I had to
fight Sherrie off while Jane still wasn’t giving the okay to get closer. You
have to know this situation was hard on a virile young man.
A time or
two I almost gave in to Sherri and see how far she would go but thought better
of it for I knew she would tell Jane and that would be that.
almost graduation time and I told Jane I wasn’t going to college but going to
work in my father’s auto-parts store. I
had worked in there since I was a little kid and knew most everything about it.
Many of the
electives the last couple of years were geared toward running the business,
like book keeping and such. Eventually I
would get a college degree but that would take a long time because of just
taking a course here and there.
I knew Jane
was going to a local college but then I took a chance and said; I want to get
married right after graduation. I guess she wasn’t expecting that one. She
looked stunned and said, “Who is the lucky or unlucky girl.”
I could tell
she was searching for words so I said, “I’ll let you know.”
threw her for she went over and sat down. Finally she began to come to herself
and said; “Are you serious?”
as a teenage boy can be,” I said. “You know there are several couples getting
married right after they graduate, you know couples that have been dating for
She said, ‘Yes
I know but I didn’t think you would be one of them who would rush into
something like that.”
I said, “Why
waste time when you have found the right person for a mate for life, what’s to
about this; “To be sure they are the right one for each another”?
“The kind of
being sure you are talking about won’t be known until fifty years later.”
about the kind of sure you can know now. Let me ask you this; don’t you think I
have common sense?”
“Yes you are
good at making decisions and seeing them through.”
think I could support a wife and family?”
suppose you could.”
think I would make a good husband?”
“Yes I do
“Let me ask you
this, do you think I would make ‘you’ a good husband?”
there and didn’t answer.
I said, “Don’t
you think you would make me a good wife?”
“Yes I guess
ready for this one. Don’t you have sexual urges when you are with me?” She
said, “Yes I do but that don’t mean…”
“Let me cut
you off there. You think I would make
you a good husband for you and you would make a good wife for me and you want
to have sex with me and I can take good care of you what will you gain by turning
Oh yes one
thing more, I love you passionately, but because you are a little… more than a
little standoffish I haven’t been able to express it but I will when you let
me, will you marry me?”
“I need to
talk this over with my mother.”
asking your mother to marry me, will you marry me?”
“Well I ...”
“Do you want
your sister to get me?”
when you put it that way is, yes I’ll marry you a year after we graduate, but you
will have to wait that long if you can.”
won’t be easy but it makes good sense so fine a year it is to the day. There is
one thing; can you not be so standoffish now that we are engaged?”
keep your excitement level at a controllable level and we will be fine.”
“Don’t tell anyone until I tell you to for I will have to figure out how to
tell my mom and dad. He will want to beat you up and my mom will find some way
to threaten you. Then there is … my
know. She is going to be the biggest problem. I think I know how to solve that
issue. Let me deal with it. This weekend we will go shopping for a ring and you
can wear it when you are alone.”
The next day
I talked to a guy on the baseball team named Ike. He was okay to look at but
was so bashful he turned red every time a girl looked at him. On the next
Saturday Jane and I were going to the movies and of course Sherrie invited
herself to go alone.
When we got
to the show Ike was there and I told Jane I had invited Ike to go with us.
anyone could say anything I stepped up and said, “Give me four students please.”
I got the
tickets and gave Ike two of them and kept two for myself. As soon as Ike took
the tickets I took Jane’s arm and all but pulled her in the show,
snatched the tickets from Ike and came in with Ike following her. We ordered
some drinks and Sherrie whispered to me; “What’s wrong with this guy? He turns
red every time I look at him.”
back and said; “It’s your beauty, he can’t cope with it. You have overwhelmed
We took our
seats and as usual Sherrie sat next to me but this time she didn’t pull my hand
over and do what she usually did. She seemed to enjoy seeing Ike turn red.
movie we went and had a sandwich and a coke. Sherrie began to talk to Ike and
was surprised that he could carry on an intelligent conversation as long as she
didn’t look him in the eye.
hour I said, “We better head home so say goodbye to Ike.”
“You go ahead cus me and Ike are going to talk for a while and he will walk me
On the walk
home Jane said, “I can’t believe what I just saw.”
I said, “It’s
pretty simple she has found a project to work on. She has a lot of raw material
to work on and she can mold him the way she wants him.”
“You are a genius.”
“No,” I said,
“I just figured your sister out and gave her what she was looking for.”
Jane and I
went shopping and bought our rings. It
was at this point she began to really get into the fact we were going to get
married. It was like she became a woman at that point. The next day when I saw
her she was wearing her engagement ring and all the girls at school went ape’y.
to know who she was going to marry and if she was pregnant and all the other
stuff girls had to know.
Some were a
little disappointed that she was still a virgin for they thought if you had a
ring it was the same as being married. The teachers were interested in who the
man was and were sure he would be an older college man.
finding out it was me they would say something like well he is a nice boy
indicating I still wasn’t a man yet.
I didn’t pay
any attention to none of the stupid remarks that was being made. Most were so
gross I wouldn’t put them on paper. Soon the day came for graduation and it was
over. I had put my time in and now it was time to put all that knowledge to
some use. Jane had been accepted in the local college and I went to work.
My dad had
been looking forward to that day. He could now sleep in late and leave early.
This was something I was glad to see for he had done his duty as a father to
me. With a new business model I developed, our business increased greatly.
took it better than I thought especially when they saw I was practically
running the business. It seemed that if
my father trusted me with that responsibility perhaps I might be fit for a
still working on Ike and was pleased with her progress. He had enrolled in the
local college and she had plans for their future. He still turned a little red
when she looked at him but it didn’t bother him now.
A year to
the day after graduation I claimed my bride and I can’t say we lived happily
ever after but I can say we have been deliriously happy
two events coming up we are looking forward to. One is Jane getting her College Degree in a week and
our first child will be born in a month.
Dad is retired and I’m a successful
business man… what more could a man want.