Preteen, young teen, all must come of age. How exactly might that happen in America? For my friends and I during the early 1970's, it was like this. Unusual? Not really. Unforgettable? not for us! How would the stigmas and pressures of the day shape and form us? Only hindsight and reading this short story will answer that question. Blundering indecision combined with tragic consequences ruling every interaction? Not so much. Smart kids making good choices? Oh please, get real! The truth lies between those extremes and is captured in this delightful story. If you need to be shocked and horrified, this is not the story for you. If you would like a small dose of uplifting entertainment that doesn't preach or judge, download and enjoy this story. What have you got to loose besides a small fraction of your time? You may go away with a smile on your face. No harm in that, right?