19th Year: A Memoir of 1972-1973
Chris Hables Gray
Copyright Chris Hables Gray 2011
Published at Smashwords
Note on the December 2011 Publication
This account of my first trip alone, my first experiences hitchhiking, and my first time in Europe was written soon after returning to California. It covers most of my 19th year, starting a few months before my 19th birthday and ending a few months before my 20th: 1972-1973. It was edited by my mother (of all people), and myself. I have added some events that I wrote about at the time (in letters mainly) but that I didn’t put in the original draft. Otherwise it has not been modified at all, except for numerous spelling and punctuation corrections and fixing a few errors of fact. It starts with the Prologue.