So I kept going by and talking to him. It’s hard to remember the time frame now, but he asked me out. I was over the moon. Can you imagine how sophisticated I felt! I didn’t tell my mother but my best friend’s mum was in on it and she didn’t seem to think it was inappropriate. She gave me no warnings. There was no talk of the age gap beyond... “Wow.. he’s an older man paying attention to you, be flattered.” Mrs J helped me get ready in a tight black dress and lace up boots. I looked fabulous in a 70’s kind of way!