Elizabeth and her husband lived quietly. They attended necessary functions together, be it at work or church or connected to their child’s school.
They maintained a cordial and calm relationship.
Aware of the coldness and distance of his ‘family’, Louis existed at school and with his friends. Home was a silent cave where he studied and slept.
He did well in school, moving through elementary, middle, into high school. During summer break Louis always went to camp, going away from July to the end of August.
On graduating High School Louis selected a distant college. He had always planned to use college as his ‘escape’ from his parents and their horrible life.