Honorable Mention

My first date with Mike was a Jose Feliciano concert, who sang the Doors «Light My Fire.» After that, it was easy to ask him to my senior prom. I wore a pale peach gown, and Mike, a black tuxedo. We didn’t want the night to end, so we walked all over Brighton, still in our prom clothes. At Summit Avenue we watched the sunrise over the city. Just passing was my family’s milkman, who gave us a lift home. There we were, bouncing along, perched on the milk crates. Forty-six years later, he still lights my fire.

Louise Kuhlman, 67 Years old,

Ilustration: Sam Goodman.