goodnight ruby ralph and all you wonderful people

Daniel A. Foss (U17043@UICVM.BITNET)
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 12:07:50 CST

T'was decades ago, so far in the past John F. Kennedy's yet unshot. Back when
Ruby Rohrlich and I were *exactly the same age*, twenty-one; we were first-year
graduate students, Ruby and I; eh, Ruby? Now, she writes, "I'm older than you, boy."

You had the intense, sophisticatedly-neurotic, depressed Seriousness of the
intellectual "girls"; you wore black; you smoked like a furnace; you gave the
impression you'd "done it," possibly even more than once. So painfully obvious
you were Too Good For Me, I never saw you then; we had to be in different
schools, different countries, even. What power you had over me then, Ruby, you

Daniel A. Foss
<55 and counting same as ruby dig it>