Kathleen’s life is filled with love, stability, and comfort. Being a teenager, she is so unfocused about important issues such as how the bills are paid. Her main thoughts are on pancakes and sausages. She feels safe in her mother’s home when her grandmother recently moved to another location. Kathleen misses her grandmother very much since she moved away.
Her mother wakes her up on the last day of school and asks her to help move a trunk her grandmother left. The contents in the trunk are filled with lovely items, especially a picture of a mysterious lady and letter that has instructions stating, “Do Not Open.”
The trunk holds a family secret that has been hidden for many years. The secret could not only separate the stability of the family statues but it could also cause a separation in the life of Kathleen.