Dear Dad:

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to

elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with mom

and you.

I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I

knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, and

tattoos, and tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much

older than I am. But it's not only the passion. Dad she's pregnant.

Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods

and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of

having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that

marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves

and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and

ecstasy. In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for

AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it. Don't worry Dad. I'm 15

and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure that we will be

back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.

Love, Your Son