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The Lark

First Date in Fifty Years

And an embarrassing incident at the store

They both loved the ocean. Photo credit: Catherine Dunn-Gilbert, writer

She went into the grocery store. She had picked up the personal lubricant at the pharmacy next door when she renewed her blood pressure medication. Stuck it directly in her purse. No need for a bag for one small thing like that.

It was the first formal date with Stan. Not that she was someone who had sex on first dates. It…

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