In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"We were the only ones among our friends who hadn't been to Europe yet. Most of them went on the fourteen-day-five- countries deal, and they were led from place to place. They had become experts in everything European and talked about the trip in great detail. They all came back raving about their "Grand Tour" and about all the good places they had found to eat and the fine stores to shop in. For weeks, we heard little else but "When we walked into the lobby of the Excelsior, we saw Sophia Loren," and "The gloves we bought at Vincoli's are double the price at Saks." The boys got tired of it soon, but the girls kept it up even during the Wednesday night Canasta game."
The Angle: Vol. 1976
, Article 2.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1976/iss1/2