>One day while I was in high school, I invited mixed company over to my house without checking with my mom first. Unfortunately, it turned out that she had to go somewhere and was not happy about leaving boys and girls alone. It was too late, though, as my friends had arrived and gathered in the living room. She decided that the least she could do was give us a stern talk before she left. She stood on the landing of our bi-level house and yelled, “There will be no orgies while I am gone! Got that?!?! NO ORGIES!!!” Everyone’s jaw dropped. It seemed that other parents did not casually warn them against orgies. I was damn proud to have such a forward and interesting mom.

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