I knew we would soon be going to Hawaii to reunite with Bob, so in between my usual attention getting antics at my high school, I asked Robbie to send me my yearbook. I had purchased the yearbook, but it wasn't going to be available until after we were gone. I don't know why Robbie agreed to mail me my yearbook, but he did. It gave me a great chance to keep in touch with Robbie after I was in Hawaii. I couldn't imagine ever liking anyone else as much as I liked Robbie.
Slowly, we wrapped up all of the loose ends before leaving. We couldn't take our bird, Beanie, so my Grandma Cora and Bill took him. We were given a choice between flying to Hawaii or sailing on a cruise ship. My Mother hated flying so she selected the cruise ship.
We finished our school year in late May, 1957. I managed to pull off a "D" in algebra, even after getting an "A" the previous summer for the same class. My french class was also a "D", since I was more interested in dancing than in learning french. I did fair in the remaining classes, passing with "B's" and "C's".
I cried and cried because I had to leave all of my friends. I was fourteen, about to turn fifteen, just completing my freshman year of high school and I was about to have to make all new friends and attend a new high school. I didn't want to leave.