Ben by Daniel Shelton for September 21, 2023

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    Yakety Sax  6 months ago

    Ben! You old dog, you.

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    goboboyd  5 months ago

    It was just slippery from the extra, extra butter on the popcorn.

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    cuzinron47  5 months ago

    Could be from the cup of soda he was holding.

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    walstib  5 months ago

    Ben was hot and bothered.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    The first time I held hands was at Knotts Berry Farm in August, so I think a little perspiration was understandable %

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    paullp Premium Member 5 months ago

    Random musings:

    That’s cute, but I’m not surprised Ben wouldn’t admit to being nervous the first time. It’s a male ego thing.

    My wife and I still hold hands after 38 years of marriage. And we’re fond of a memory from a time when we hadn’t been married quite that long. A friend of her parents commented on us holding hands: “Look at that! Married six months and they’re still holding hands!”

    And on the theme of the familiarity that comes with a long-term relationship, it also put me in mind of an old cartoon by New Yorker cartoonist Joseph Farris. A naked man, towel over his arm, heading to the shower, walking by his wife in their living room. She’s giving him what I can only describe as an Alice Kramden stare. The caption reads, “. . . and to think we went steady for six months before you had the nerve to kiss me!”

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