“Can I have your Skoal tobacco tops, Pops? Renee asks in her sweetest voice. She loves wearing the outside ring as a bracelet. Her collection grows, keeping pace with her Papa’s fierce chewing habit. In the dark, on the way to the party space, her red, blue, green and maroon bracelets jingle in the moonlight. Tonight it would be just her, the boys and the whirling stars above. She cracks open her first beer and feels all sparkly inside.