More than two decades ago and out of the blue, I called up a girl I had dated 15 years prior. I wasn't even sure if she would remember me. When she picked up the phone, I asked her, "Do you know who this is?"
Marilyn responded, "Hi, Chuck, of course I know who this is."
We originally met in 1979, when I was in the Army and shooting missiles at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. A couple of classmates of mine from West Point and I shared a bachelor pad where we would throw legendary parties, usually complete with a theme for an upcoming holiday or based on a movie. On Saturday night we would have friends, and friends of friends, crowd into our small home, crank the music up at 9 p.m., and have a great time until early in the ...CONTINUE READING