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The next evening while trimming wilted brown leaves from the iceberg lettuce at the backroom soak sink, I noticed this very tall Amazon-like girl staring at me from behind the sales floor door.

Wearing tons of mascara, her huge mane “ratted-out” and a micro mini skirt, she called out to me and confirmed that she was Lana.

Drying my hands on my now filthy apron, I pushed through the metal saloon-like doors and confronted this mysterious visitor.

Telling me that she had just moved with her family across the street from Safeway 2 weeks prior and had been eyeing me since then, she wanted to know if I wanted to go out on a date.

Telling her that I was already going steady, she said that she didn’t care and was confident that if I gave her a chance, I would choose her over anybody.

Even though almost 6’ tall, I felt as small as Tom Cruise standing next to Nic Kidman!

Confirming that even though she seemed to be a very nice girl, I told her that I was not going to cheat on Sandy.

Refusing to accept my no and threatening to come visit me every day after school since she and her family were Safeway loyalists, I became so wary of my 1st stalker in life, that I would constantly keep a look-out towards the front of the store cash registers to assure that I would not have to confront her again.

No such luck, Lana came almost every night even to the point of wearing a red full length evening gown featuring a slit almost to her undees under her trench coat, to see if she could convince me to go out.

She went as far as sending her sister and brother to hand me little” I Love You” notes that I would summarily throw-out with the rotten tomatoes.

Weeks went by and one night after having had my 1st blow-out fight after school with Sandy, I agreed to meet Lana the next day at this little park overlooking the Pacific.

Wearing again a micro-mini and knee-high boots when I arrived, she had already laid-out a picnic blanket.

Pulling a silver flask from her purse, she said that it was her father’s favorite cognac.

Kidding her that she still had 4 more years to be of legal drinking age, Lana countered that her parents let her join them for cocktails before dinner every evening.

Pray to The Holy Spirit constantly and simply from your heart, just as earnestly as He was your very best friend.

+ through Divine Intimacy ~ He IS!

(6) The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There - 1963 - YouTube