She was the cutest little thing I ever saw. Why, just to look at her -- it took my breath away. Heck, we all knew girls have "cooties" but I was drawn to her like the infectious disease had already become parasitic.
I didn't even want to chum with my buddies. I wanted to spend all of my time with her. It wasn't until years later that I discovered a healthy dose of testosterone can lead men through a complicated series of emotions, that some of us are so ill equipped to deal with. " Never even had a chance" -- is a phrase that comes to mind.
Louis L'Amour writes in his novel Galloway:
Dumb as I was about women I'd watched them enough to know they like to play one man against another, and like to feel wanted even if they ain't. Now Meg had set her cap, or seemed to, for Curly Dunn and right away I come around saying he doesn't amount to much, and then Curly set to prove me right.
Always get a kick out of the phrase "set her cap" --- I think Louis L'Amour coined that phrase. At least I haven't heard it anyplace else, though it crops up a lot in his western novels. A finer author has never been born!
Regardless of whether you're young or old, you have to be a little wary about those girls who would "set their cap" for you and realize that if you're over 50 and alone, and want to stay that way.... you have to be on guard for female tricks. My poor grandson Ethan, who is pictured above receiving his first kiss, is in more trouble than he could possibly realize at his young age.
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