It’s the summer of 1978 and I have everything I need. A powder-blue Schwinn 10-speed, The Rolling Stones’ new album “Some Girls” and a slew of neighborhood friends to tool around with.

I am 15 years old and the world is mine. The only schedule I had involved sunning myself from 12-3 p.m. and chores around the house.

About the writer: Mary Ellen Murphy hosts "Good Morning Grand Haven" on WGHN (92.1 FM).

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