Never Judge a Book By It’s Cover
As I look back over all the men I have dated, there are 1 or 2 that hold a special place in my memory.
One of them was Allan.
Allan was absolutely adorable. A hunk by any standard. Late 20's.
Beautiful brown hair, dark brown eyes, 6'2", a great body. He worked at maintaining his tan all year round.
He was the adopted son of one of my mother’s friends from her church congregation.
I knew of him, but we never had much contact.
Then one day, he began calling me after I got home from school. I was very surprised to hear from him.
One thing lead to another, as it often does, and he asked me for a date.
I was thrilled.
When he came to my home for our date, he was impeccably dressed.
We did dinner and a movie. A very pleasant evening. Lots of laughs and nothing heavy.
I was seeing someone else at the time, not seriously, but I kept hoping Allan would keep calling me.
This was before caller ID, so I was always rushing to be first to answer the phone!
We dated for about 6 months. We rode bikes, took long walks, shopped together, and walked my dog in the park.
He was always perfect company and seemed to be genuinely interested in me.
So, one night I stayed over at my cousin’s house.
Allan was invited for dinner and after dinner we started playing Monopoly and it seemed to go on forever.
The game finally ended around 1 a.m.
As it was so late, Allan was invited to stay over. At that time he lived about 50 miles away and my cousin thought he should not make the drive home.
We ended up sharing a room with sleeping quarters. He was on a sofa and I had a small daybed.
We kept talking and laughing after everybody went to bed. Allan suggested that we go out the upstairs window and sit on the roof! We did and what fun we had watching the traffic.
Then he suggested that we go for a drive and since it was a beautiful moonlit night, I thought why not? So we quietly crept out of the house, got into his car and drove away.
We drove for about 30 minutes until we reached Lake Arlington.
The moon was beautiful, shining reflections on the still lake water.
Allan found a nice secluded place to park, turned on the radio softly and we climbed into the back seat.
We were cuddling and laughing, having a great time.
Suddenly, he began kissing me. Of course, we had kissed before on dates, but this was different. He kept kissing me with the longest, most intense kiss I ever experienced.
At least 10 minutes passed and we never came up for air!
His hand brushed against my breasts, but that was all. I didn’t know what to expect.
Suddenly, the car was filled with lights!
There were two police officers shining their flashlights into the car! Fortunately, we were dressed!
They were on security patrol and stopped to check out the car, because they couldn’t see anyone inside as we were scrunched down in the back seat and it was 3 a.m.
The officers thought the car was abandoned.
They cautioned us to be careful and drove away.
We didn’t realize how late it was, and we needed to be back at my cousin’s house before they got up for work. The mood had been broken so we decided to leave.
We were able to sneak back into the house, without being heard. Dawn was about 5a.m. and we just made it.
We looked a little tired from being up all night, but I don’t think anyone noticed.
I continued to see Allan for awhile after that, then we drifted apart. He stopped calling me and he became involved with someone else, as did I.
Allan came to a family funeral a few months after that and that was the last time I saw him. Funny how funerals always bring people together.
Shortly after the funeral, my cousin told me something I did not know.
He said, “Allan is gay! Didn’t you know that?”
No, I didn’t and there was not a clue!
Somehow, I still don’t believe it.
He was wonderful.
I never told anyone how we stayed up all night and parked at the lake. They probably wouldn’t have believed me anyway. But, I have always liked to maintain some privacy in my life.
That was my delightful secret!
Allan was a beautiful soul when I knew him and I would have loved to have known him better. He definitely did all the pursuing. I guess I got mixed signals.
I don’t know where he is today.
I heard he moved to California.
Probably still maintaining his beautiful tan!
I do hope he is healthy and happy.
He left me with a wonderful memory.