Milford's Uncle Alex gets a birthday kiss from Milford's grandma. She pops the champagne cork and proposes a toast to her darling Alex. While she's busy talking, Alex turns to wink at his brother Roger...and wipes the lipstick off his lips when his mum can't see.

Milford, who leans against the refrigerator, sees this. He knows the sweet, cold taste of Grandma's saliva--like a drop of Coca Cola lost in space. He's rubbed his lips in private, too, knowing that it's much too late to stop the germs.

Yeah... Julie would understand about germs and kissing! She does it all the time with her boyfriend.

Milford has observed this.