The United States, still healing from WWII, found itself with all its military branches involved in a new war called the Korean War. It was labeled by the Pentagon as a "police action." Most of the fighting men and women were veterans of WWII, however, a call to arms ignited a new generation of men and women to volunteer for the military.
This story reflects the emotion and decision of a young high school senior and his friends who find themselves deciding should they enlist or continue on with their educations. The young boy decides to enlist in the air force, but not until he has had his last summer vacation on the Jersey shore, where he spent all his vacations with his family. He honestly believes this may be his last summer. He recruits his best friend and convinces him they need to go down to the shore and find summer jobs on the boardwalks or resort hotels. On a weekend in May, they con another friend, one with a car, to take them to Point Pleasant, where they would begin their search. They find an opportunity at an old hotel in Bay Head, where they lie about their age and convince the hotel owner they can perform the duties of his two required bellhops for the coming season. They are hired and become the season's new bellhops for the Grenville Hotel. It's the summer of 1951.
Join Tim and Bobby for the most exciting summer of their lives, full of adventure, romance, and even heartbreak. In these few short weeks of summer, they find themselves in a variety of adult situations they had never dreamed of, like the hotel owner who created and maintained a harem of married women who came each year for more than fun in the sun offers to share his fantasies. The boys also get caught up in a murder investigation of one of the guests, and they witness the affairs of married couples who come annually to exchange their partners. One very attractive and wealthy lady who had her own private suite each summer attempts to seduce and adopt Tim and take him home to West Palm Beach. Tim sadly falls in love with a young lady already spoken for, while Bobby faces his first encounter with a young girl looking for love. The summer comes to an end and has changed the lives of these two young boys who became young men during the summer of 1951.
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