Shirley wasn't ready to meet Don McCarey the next day, so she decided to wait for a month or two to meet him since she couldn't find anything good to wear.

"Bella, could you tell Bob I'm not ready to meet his friend he wants me to meet? I haven't found anything to wear yet," Shirley said.

"Okay. I'll tell him tomorrow," Bella said.

They separated for the day since Shirley had a curfew at five o'clock, which was dinnertime for her family.

"Hello, Shirley. How was school today?" her mother, Kristin Jackson asked.

"Fine, Mom. I got my history test back. I got an A," Shirley said.

"Good for you, dear," her father, George said happily.

He loved it when his children got As in school. Shirley knew she had chores to do after supper. It was her daily routine since she was busy with school in the day. After dinner, Shirley and her older brother, Jerry, did the dishes together. He did the trash while she did the dishes.

Shirley had a hard time going to sleep that night. She had wondered who this McCarey guy was and what he was like. It took her quite a while to go to sleep since Don McCarey was on her mind and she wondered what kind of person he was. She had never dated once in her whole life and wondered what it was like to date a guy, but had heard the stories from Bella. She knew she would get her first kiss sooner or later from a guy but that would come later. She knew sooner or later she would have a sex talk with her mother. Shirley was up the next morning before her alarm went off. She shut the alarm once it was going to buzz off.

"Hi, Mom," Shirley said.

"Hi, Shirley," Mrs. Jackson said.

"Mom, Bella told me her boyfriend Bob Fluke has a friend he wants me to meet," Shirley said.

"What kind of friend is this?" Mrs. Jack asked her only daughter.

"I hear the name was Don McCarey," Shirley said.

"I know the name Mccarey, Shirley. I know Ann McCarey because we get our hair done in the same parlor," Mrs. Jackson said.

"Is she nice?" Shirley asked.

"She is. We go shopping once a month," Mrs. Jackson said.

"I hope so. I'm supposed to meet Don McCarey this week, but I don't have anything to wear to impress Don," Shirley said.

"I'll help you," Mrs. Jackson said.

"All right. Thanks, Mom," Shirley said, appreciating her mother's help.

Shirley ate breakfast and then she got her school things and headed out the house and waited for Bella's mother to pick her up. Bella's mother arrived within a few minutes so Shirley didn't have to wait very long.

"Hi, Bella," Shirley said when she got into the backseat and joined her best friend.

"Hi, Shirley. Are you ready to meet Bob's friend today?" Bella asked.

"No. I don't have anything to wear. Give me more time," Shirley said.

"Okay. Should I tell Bob that?" Bella asked.

"Yes," Shirley answered.

"Okay. I'll tell him at lunch today, but Don's a really cute guy," Bella told her best friend.