The first time I saw her was at
the Hilton Hotel. A Sunday,
June, '67. She was sitting in the front row at a Day Of Support
for Israel just a couple of days after Israel had already "won" the
Six Day War.
Marcia was one of the best looking
women I had ever seen. The
very next day, there she is in the foyer of my building. (Was
she stalking me?) I introduced myself to her and told her
that I saw her at the "demonstration."
Turns out that she was applying
for a job at an employment agency in my building. Marshall
and Maggie Harris were clients of mine, and that's where she
went to work, as an employee counselor.
We became friends. Strictly platonic. She wanted
to meet some Jewish men. I had just met a sharp looking,
bright, single guy who worked for an ad agency at 120 Montgomery,
right around the corner.
They went out for the first time
a day or so later. The
very next day, Marcia came to see me and gave me the "report." She
said that she had an O.K. time, but probably would not see him
again. However, she said that he might have gotten the
wrong idea, since they snuggled a bit.
She explained that the reason for
the "snuggle" was
that he was wearing an after-shave lotion that she recognized.
The next day I went out to I. Magnins
and bought a bottle of the stuff. I wore it for about
2 months when all of a sudden it hit me, I hated the smell!
I threw away the bottle.