But, what the then Youngish Miss had was a big tax return coming up: nearly $300. When you're a 28 year old graduate student that's a LOT of money.
And in the mist of romance, guess what she did with most of that money? Let's just say that John scored big time with his birthday, from bathroom towels to a new camera.
And this year? Nearly 20 years later? It's a coffee cup, plants, and a little bit of loving (the latter perhaps the most valuable).