So today I logged into Facebook and found a message for a woman.
When I was 17 I moved to Destin, FL with my band (and man did that piss my parents off) because our drummer moved out there with his family. This was in 1987.
We rented a little house and played shows in various places down there. We also had shitty jobs. Not a lot of cash. Oh, I also finished High School down there.
The big thing to do was to go hang out on the beach in front of the hotels and look for girls to pick up. These hotels were high priced and usually what would happen is that we’d hook up with a girl (sometimes getting laid, sometimes not) and usually the girls would end up wanting to go out. The response was ‘I’M broke, lets go to the beach’. A lot of the time the girls would want do something else and pick up the tab*.
So I met this girl M down there. She was smoking hot. Just absolutely beautiful. A very sweet woman. We hung out for two weeks. When she went back home we mailed each other a ridiculous number of letters. She came down a second time and during that time we were together all the time. I lived in her hotel room for those two weeks.
At one point after that our t.v. died. I mentioned that in a letter to M in passing (‘It sucks, our t.v. died’). A couple weeks later a new t.v. showed up at our house. M had bought it and had it shipped to me. I was totally floored. I tried to give it back but she insisted I keep it.
After a little while I moved back to my hometown because the band broke up. I mailed her my new address but never heard anything from her after that.
So today I got a message from M asking if I was the guy in Destin that she knew.
The question is if she is just looking for me because she is feeling nostalgic or if there is a little (well probably not so little by now) Slee jr. running around.
I responded back to her. We’ll see what she has to say.
*Some of the guys down there purposely picked up girls looking to get free dinner or what ever. Some of the girls would buy guys anything. I always found that to be skeevy. IIRC, M was the only girl who ever bought me anything.