It's June 1927 in Juniper, a tiny Kentucky town. Bertie Fischer is trying on the soft pink dress she will wear when she receives her eighth-grade diploma at commencement next Saturday. Her 19-year-old sister, Mabel, bought her the dress, and now she actually feels pretty, swirling her hair up and eyeing the pale green ribbon that her beau, Wallace, bought for her. Bertie is determined to wear the ribbon at commencement, which will let Wallace know that she loves him. She has big plans for him. When he finishes high school in one more year, she expects they will marry. She can leave school, and with both of them working, they can save up for their own house.
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