At sixteen, Valerie thought moving to Colorado from Houston would mean being stranded and alone. But when she met Jerry, who shared her interest in music, she knew the summer would be special.
Valerie and Jerry and their friends often gathered at the lake to play guitar and sing. When they did this, Valerie and Jerry shared an intimacy that neither of them had ever known before. By summer's end they sealed their love with a kiss and a promise of everlasting friendship.