Hogan, Thank you for that wild ride. You had me at redhead...My first rejection was from a redhead named Andy. I sent him a letter (writer) confessing me love the summer between kindergarten and first grade. In first grade, my passion was not reciprocated, though he was admittedly still kind to me.
Rejection does sting and you'll always make my top 5 humorists list but you know that.
Definitely lots of personal growth in this story. Good for you! Thanks for inspiring me to be better too.