Are these sentences grammatically correct? My parents were many things, but never dreamers. Most would count only those whom they kiss in the real world, of course, but I remembered it so vividly and it seemed so real at the time that I have long since privately considered it to be my 'first' real kiss. We hadn't burned anything down or destroyed anything, but we had started a small fire in an empty parking lot for some reason and had cause to flee. I've noticed I have quite a few uses of commas follow by the word but in my current writing, and it repeated enough that I wanted to make sure it was acceptable.