"A Perfect Yesterday" is Ann L. Tucker's insightful personal recollection of her teenage interracial friendship in 1970 with a young man named George. Parental pressure forced her to discontinue their friendship, but she never forgot George, who handled the abrupt ending of their relationship with grace and dignity. By doing so, George modeled a valuable life-long lesson of tolerance and understanding, influencing the author's world view.
For these reasons and more, Ann was determined to find him decades later. When she did, with George's help she created an alternative ending that celebrated and restored their friendship, this time leaving their hearts and memories intact.