Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 21 & 22

Chapter 21

In the year and a half since Tracy had graduated from High School, and been forced to remain in Belfield and work for his father’s business TnT Oilfield Service, Tracy thought about composing music, writing musicals, doing the choreography.  You could say he partly got these ideas in his head from watching the live outdoor musicals every summer at the Medora amphitheater that was built into the side of a mountain over looking the badlands.  In Tracy’s last years of high school, he came to understand more and more that the center of composing, writing, and choreography was New York City.  Tracy could also not help but notice that many of the best and most famous composers, writers, and choreographers were Jewish.

Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Stephen Schwartz, ….all of them Jewish.  What was it about the Jews?  Tracy read about the ancient history of the Jews, and the modern history of the Jews.  The book that most shaped Tracy’s understanding and impression of the the Jews, was the book Exodus, by Leo Uris.  This book was about the formation of Israel after World War II.

Two things that stood out in Tracy’s mind from the book Exodus, was that everyone always seemed to be getting in the way of the Jews and not cooperating in the formation of Israel, something that he felt that he could personally relate to, people getting in your way and interfering with what you wanted to do.  The second thing that stood out in Tracy’s mind, was that the leaders of the formation of Israel, as part of their new homeland, decided that they could not and would not allow their women to be coquettish from that point forward.

The founders of Israel, had everyone against them, and they were completely surrounded by people who did not want them there.  The leaders realized that the only way that they could survive, was that every man, woman, and child, would have to defend Israel.  There could be no time and energy wasted, no division, no strife caused by Israeli women playing stupid head games with people.  In the formation of Israel, it was not allowed for women to play psychological games with people.  It was stated that if a woman loved a man, to not withhold themselves, or play any kind of games.

To Tracy, this made perfect sense.  The young men and women of Israel from an early age, approximately 8 years old, began their training: physical fitness, self-defense fighting, military order and discipline, living in dormitories, military drilling, fire-arms assembly and repair, marksmanship, fortifications, patrols, guard duty.  It was very logical, no nonsense.  And, when girls were turning into young women, the women leaders all instructed the young women to not waste people’s time with games, Israel could not afford to have these distractions and strife.

Tracy wanted to meet some Jews, and in particular, he wanted to meet some Jewish women, he thought.

Chapter 22

Tracy wanted to meet some Jewish women.  This would kill two birds with one stone he thought.  He wanted to know about the Jewish culture, way of doing things, and he wanted to meet a Jewish girl that would not be, “difficult”, not be a lot of trouble and waste his time.  Tracy did not know of any Jews in Belfield, South Heart, Dickinson, or New England.  On the internet, he became aware of the Jewish dating site “JDate.com”.

Tracy began to think that the quickest, easiest, and best way to meet a Jewish girl was to create a user profile on JDate.com.  Tracy entered in all of his information, pretending to be Jewish, and uploaded a picture of himself.  Tracy did not hesitate to use his real first name and last name as his user profile name, because he had every intention of meeting and dating a Jewish girl, the quicker the better.  He immediately began to search the profiles of the Jewish women in North Dakota.  Finding no suitable matches, he extended his search to 500 miles.  The most attractive woman to him, was a 36 year old Jewish woman in Cheyenne, Wyoming, that was who he decided on.

Tracy sent a message to this attractive 36 year old Jewish woman in Cheyenne, offering to drive half-way to meet her for a date in Gillette, Wyoming.  Tracy was familiar with Gillette, he had driven there many times with his father to pick up oil field equipment for TnT Oilfield Service.  Tracy realized that this 36 year old woman probably would not want to date him if she knew that he was only 20 years old, so Tracy tried to change his user profile and self description to show that he was 30  years old.

(The characters in this novel are fictional, and are not based on real or actual persons.  The events in this novel are fictional. Any resemblance to real or actual persons, or actual events, is entirely coincidental.)

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