In 1957, Ben Wilkie graduated from Liberty High School at the top of his class. By chance, on that same night, he came to the aid of a young woman by the name of Frankie Johansson who was several years older than Ben and not even a Mississippian, but those things didn't matter. Very shortly he was smitten. Soon, however, a strange phone call caused her to up and leave. With his whole life in front of him, he knew his only choice was to live it, but he wasn't at all sure how to go about it.