1. "Mom, did you buy drugs for Dad's IBM parties?"
It's fun teasing Mom. She smiled, "Oh, you know ... I clip news clippings."
I don't quite understand her answer. Do you? No connection to drugs at all!
2. Right there and then, Todd and his parents fell down on their knees and prayed on the Strip, and I wondered if they had scraped their knees in their fall, and I wondered what it was to pray, because it was something I have never learned to do, and all I remember is falling, something I have talked about, and something I was now doing.
Do you think it means he fell down on his knees and tried to pray, too?