The Paperback Edition…
I had graduated from the University of Minnesota this past Spring with a degree in English.
Considering that I had no desire to teach, it wasn’t very practical or useful but I enjoyed every minute of those five years.
For some inexplicable reason…people were so impressed when they found out I was shooting for a degree in English.
“Wow! You’re an English major…Wow!” And many times the conversation died right there. Go figure.
I had lost contact with all school friends. We had gone our separate ways, mostly to different states and even though we had ever so sincerely promised to keep in touch…we had not.
I had no boyfriend and no prospects. sigh.
Both parents were dead. I had one sibling, sister Karlie, who was two years older than me.
She was delightfully married to George and very busy with a 1-year old toddler, Annie and a little mutt named Cantor.
I lived in a luxury (read that safe) apartment complex…in a luxury (also read safe) suburb…because even though it was very tragic and sad that my parents had both died ridiculously young…they had left a really sick amount of money to be shared equally between me and sister Karlie…but not until we BOTH turned 30.
However…in the meantime…we were given a “very nice” amount of money that very nice lawyers doled out to each of us every month…to see us through to the “big payoff”.
Don’t hate me.