Six months after "introducing" my father to my mother, Hazel graduated from high school in Los Angeles. The following day found Hazel in the back seat of a car full of teenagers celebrating their initiation into adulthood. Another car full of teens pulled up along side of their car, words were spoken and a drag race began. The driver of the car lost control at a very high speed and there was a crash. It was long before seat belts were invented. Hazel was thrown from the car, her body collided with a telephone poll, and she was killed instantly.