Phyliss Crudo and Joseph Badame spent the early parts of their separate lives moving around Southern New Jersey. Eventually, he at fourteen, and she at thirty, wind up in the same classroom as student and teacher for two years. There was an immediate rapport between the two. After he graduated from her school, she became his mentor through a successful high school career. Their friendship developed into love and they eventually married eleven years after they met. Their marriage lasted for forty-five years. The story tells of the growth of their love and describes their first kiss and their last kiss at the end of their lives together.