"This came at the end of a long Indian summer day spent at the beach."
"She dumped me days before the senior prom."
"...leaving her promising job for her family's sake. Or rather, for her husband's."
"All smiles, talking about Disney World, and not having to shovel snow any more..."
"I even forgot to kiss the bride."
"Me, already grizzled in my thirties."
"Despite the flood of memories, that day remains a thankful blur."