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Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Oct. 8 | Keith finally broke down and called home. No answer. Must be at work. He left on the voicemail, “Baby we just got here. If you’re up late, give me a call at Room 312. Or in the AM.  Love y’, darlin’.” And hung up, deciding there was no...

Keith gets some distance  on the relationship

Keith gets some distance on the relationship

Oct. 1 |   They woke to the phone ringing. It was Scott looking to set up a gig for when Keith got back from the Twin Cities. “Talk to me when I get back, man.” “Well, it didn’t hurt to say something.” Scott wasn’t terribly disappointed...

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Sep. 24 | When Lesli dropped that “Just decided to keep it” bomb, Keith couldn’t believe she hadn’t at least talked with him before making up her mind. And told her so. On the one hand, yes, it’s her body. On the other, that was him in there,...

Lesli drops some bombs

Lesli drops some bombs

Sep. 17 | “You’re not going to stay so Keith can meet Louise?” Everyone was in the kitchen, finishing breakfast. Mari and Keith topped theirs off with glasses of Alka-Seltzer. “Next time, Mom. I’m going into the job this afternoon and he’s…” She...

Keith stays the night

Keith stays the night

Sep. 10 | Keith hadn’t expected an invitation to stay the night. But Mari would hear of nothing else. So, here he sat, lounging in a robe and trunks borrowed from his father-in-law-to-be and nursing a beer, toking on a joint, watching his woman climb up...

Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Sep. 3 | By the time dinner was done with, everybody was feeling pretty nice. Which is when Mari decided to turn dinner into pool party. “Keith, darling? You didn’t happen to pack a pair of swimming trunks?” “So happens I did not.” “Henry?” “I...

The diners hold forth

The diners hold forth

Aug. 27 | Hank snatched up a cloth and began wiping the glass table down. “Would you start putting those burgers on the platter while they’re still edible?” “Sure thing.” “So, what’s my daughter got against Helen St. James? I saw the woman...

Keith survives round one

Keith survives round one

Aug. 20 | With Lesli’s mother Mari eyeballing him, Keith somehow summoned the nerve to stare right back. She pressed, “Aren’t you going to tell me how much you love her?” She took a tiny sip of her bourbon. “How much she means to you?” Keith...

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Aug. 14 | Keith was in the backyard with Leslie getting acquainted with her father when they heard, “God damn it!” come from the kitchen. “Son of a —!” Lesli went in to see what was wrong. Hank said to Keith, conspiratorially, “Vocabulary like...

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Aug. 7 | Everybody laughed. The session went swimmingly. The only thing Helen had to say when they were done was, “We should’ve recorded that.” Then she snatched Keith by the collar. “Boy, come here. I wanna talk t’ you.” They went back out...