We Got It Back Last Night by Laura Lano Bucklin

Summer, 1981.  “Administrative Assistant to Director” was title of the position for which I applied. When all was done I was hired and became close friend, confidante, meeting scheduler, party planner, and liaison for Abbie Engstrom, the Director of a 15 board member commission of social services. The youngest member, at 26 years old was Carl, from Brooklyn. I was 27.  I didn’t realize then that the next 15 years of my life was about to change. We became friends, then lovers and committed to each other for the next 15 years, even through each of our respective marriages.

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