And, come to think of it, why not? It was sweltering outside, nice and cool in my basement, the show was almost over, and there was celebrity panelist Kate Jackson, looking good. This was before she was a household name on Charlie’s Angels. Kate was still nurse Jill Danko on The Rookies, and she sure wasn’t like the nurse in my doctor’s office. “Nurse Danko,” I said between Doritos crunches, leering and licking nacho cheese dust from my lips, “administer to me.” Indeed, a year later, when Kate Jackson got really famous, I told my friends that I discovered her before anyone. She was mine.
Read The Ruins of South Branch Park, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.