I just want to tell everyone who has taken the time to write me and tell me they are enjoying my tale, thank you for your encouragement. Despite working 12 hour days I WANT to find time to give you all the continuing saga of a young boy's transition to "manhood." Just please bear with me when there are gaps in how long it takes me to add another chapter. For those who ask, yes I swear this is a true story, as I said, the dialogue is not verbatim but the gist is the same. After 47 years my memories of what was said has faded but the memory of that summer that helped to shape my whole life will never fade.