In a section of Memphis, TN called Smokey City, two girls; Lori Ann Keefer and April Gail Quincy grow up right across the street from one another. Though they attend the same elementary, middle and high schools, their perceptions of life and living are totally different. They do everything together! They go to the same church and get baptized at the same time. They take long walks in the neighborhood for fun. One excels academically and the other is a social butterfly. They both think they are lucky to have each other as friends. They both think they are smart in their own way. Both are popular in their own ways, but one has a reputation that often gets the other one in trouble. They double date as they get older and discover their integrity and preferences are totally different.
As they approach womanhood, they realize their friendship is no longer an integral part of their life or development because college, marriage, children, distance,
addiction, and jobs pull them further apart. They lose the one mainstay from their
past - their friendship, which leads to different paths in their separate lives. You
don’t have to talk every day to be a friend, but that friend must know that you will
be there when they need you.