When my Uncle left us to go move in with Carol Herman I didn't know what to do with myself. I missed him coming into my room every night and making hot monster love to me. My Aunt Lily was distraught. She moved from lover to lover. Started to hang out with a bad crowd. Dennis Wilson and his friend Charlie. That whole crew from the ranch.
Grandpa got into a fight with his friend Sandy so he stopped coming over for sleepovers. My pervert Cousin Eddie started staying away for days at a time. Peeping in windows and stealing soiled underwear.
I didn't know what to do with myself.
I started hanging out at Sea World. I always liked to be wet. There I met a young man from Wisconsin who was into scuba diving and learning from Lloyd Bridges. I let him explore my depths. So to speak. It was fun and all but not the same.
I still missed my Uncle Herman.