At Thanksgiving we moved to Mation house #3. My attention kept skidding, swerving from Northern Michigan Christian High in McBain to church youth group friends from Marion Public. One winter night, driving the VW from McBain I fishtailed, flipped landed wheels down in ditch; walked to nearest house, called Dad; drove again soon--grateful, careful, responsible. Junior parent or babysitter was my major role, rover position in basketball my favorite. Got fifty cents an hour for childcare; boosted savings picking cherries, beans, potatoes. Soph class prez, junior student council rep, lit staff, I kept busy all the time, filling spare minutes with cathartic sketches and poems. That summer we moved way south to Lake Odessa.