A Gift, of Sorts

In 1965 when I was 16 years old, I was living alone with my father who was very much a bachelor. He would have been 38 at that time and he was a car salesman who was successful in both his work and play. His male friends were kind of connected, if you know what I mean, and there were poker games where these goodfellas would play and drink and laugh quite a bit. In truth, they were a fun bunch, but there were always the dark secrets that came with these guys, and my father worked to stay on their good side. I’m not sure what his contribution was to this group but it probably had something to do with his work as a car salesman. He was more than a little interesting, my father, and his rough edges needed the kind of smoothing that would keep him away from the apartment for long periods at a time, and I was largely left to fend for myself. This was a lonely time in my life and I recall that I had made arrangements to visit my mother who was living in upstate New York. As the trip was approaching, my father told me to make sure I was home the following night as he had a “surprise” going away gift for me.

While I didn’t know for sure what was the surprise was going to be, I do recall thinking it was going to be most unusual, and my anticipation became quite intense as the day moved slowly into night. I was most excited when I heard the door open and my father coming up the stairs with someone else.

She was absolutely gorgeous, and her name was Ruth. Long blonde hair, 23 years old, and about 5 ft 4 inches. After a brief introduction, my father left the apartment and I was alone with Ruth. My heart was racing and my mind was numb when she started to kiss me. This kissing lasted for some time and she was very complimentary. Although I wasn’t a virgin (what can I say, call me lucky), I never imagined that I would be with a grown woman, and one this beautiful and sexy was beyond belief. After several minutes Ruth suggested that we move into my bedroom, and without any hesitation I stood to show her the way.

She undressed herself and then she undressed me. Her naked body was superb, and her breasts were perfect, arching slightly upward. I was so excited I could hardly breathe, and we were kissing when she climbed on top of me and guided my screaming penis inside of her. It lasted 6 seconds. Give or take 2 seconds. What, at 16 I should have known about restraint and timing? She was wonderful about it all and suggested that we wait a bit and try it again. I was kind of freaked at this point, having lost it so quickly and not really knowing what to do now. During the time that we spent in my bedroom, my father had returned and retreated to his bedroom, where he would wait for Ruth. She was very tender with me and very kind with her words. Right before she got dressed she kissed me for several minutes and told me she wanted to give me a piece of advice. “Always go down on a woman, you have fabulous lips”.

In the morning I peeked into my father’s room and saw them sleeping together. I wasn’t freaked out and wasn’t damaged. It was another era, a time when a misguided father might do something like that for his son. Today, of course, this would be considered way over the top. I never could arrange something like that for my son, and although he is a grown man now, when he was 16 he was, in my eyes, still a child.

My father didn’t know any better, and he just wanted to do something nice for his son. The gift was extended, accepted, consumed, and is forever a part of me. Many years ago I was attending some State sponsored training for social case workers, and I relayed this story during that training. It is fair to say that everyone was horrified that a father would do that to a boy of 16. I didn’t feel abused, but I also understood their outrage. My father was piece of work, and I still think about Ruth.

19 thoughts on “A Gift, of Sorts

  1. Society has much to say about what is right and what is wrong. I rather think along lines of discovery, who we are and who we are not. If we make a poor choice, we feel it in our gut. If we have made a decision that brings joy, then it is of our true spirit. What your father did was borne out of something good. You accepted it, enjoyed the gift, and long-remembered what pleasure it brought you. It was good. Society would tarnish every good element of the experience.

    I used to keep much of my life to myself… at 50, I am more of an open book now. My experiences are rich, lovely and fascinating. Moments of darkness are so because of those who would judge my life and experiences.

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      • I like that quite a bit, and why not? You are both adults and it sounds like you are close. Speaking as an older male, I think it sounds quite delicious, the prospect of a much younger woman.

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      • I shall…..I have been reading a bit about you. Turn my story ‘Jesus and the $20 bill’ into a short movie so I can escape poverty at long last 🙂

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      • You should work on a full length movie like suggested by one of the bloggers in comment section. 2 Kids, 20 $ and a day of mayhem and chaos. Everything that worked out as plan like your parents not finding out and fun shopping, turn that upside down and you got a movie.

        Yeah I just got your like on my about. Everytime I visit your blog, I get a candy from you. one like. hahahaha. Please don’t mind my jokes.

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      • Our problem is geography so collaboration seems tough. Also your story is about 60s america and I am based out of india. You could though use me as a bounce board. Write the story first, that should be around 15 pages. If that works out good, I will connect you to a few friends in Hollywood.

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      • A generous offer arjun. I will mull that over and if I get inspired, I will give it a go and we’ll talk a bit more about it. It is good to have you as a friend, blogging or otherwise.

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      • Thank you Mike and do mull over our conversations. It’s got potential for sure. I have another idea for you. Use the same plot in today’s time. Ask your son to help you with it. You can bring in your parent’s perspective and he can of the kids. Also it needs lesser money to make as one doesn’t have to recreate 60s and your job gets done. Smell the money!

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      • My parents are no longer here and would not be any help if they were. My son, on the other hand, is very much here and quite brilliant. Find him at 5anddimerecordings.com
        He is Matt. And you arjun got me buzzing a bit with all this.

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      • Ok, just read about it and have ordered it. Same author as ‘ love in the time of cholera’ which is one of my all time favorite films (I did not read the book.) That movie really resonated with me. Thanks for the tip arjun.
        m5son@comcast.net

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      • Don’t let anyone know about this book. Pass the information to ones who truly deserve it. 🙂 as far as i am concerned, I am taking it along to my graveyard.

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      • I am actually really excited about it, and will keep it a secret only to be shared with those deserving. I am honored to be one of them. Unfortunately, the book will arrive after I have departed for warmer climates and it will be waiting for my return, late January.

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