This is a novel about two boys who grew up in a rural area of East Texas. Neither of them had telephone, gas, or plumbing until later in life. They did get electricity by the time they entered first grade. Their early education was designed to poorly develop them. In addition, they both had schizophrenia as a strong genetic factor in their family’s history. You might say they both started from behind the eight ball. They both grew up with, according to their background, limited potential They moved beyond this potential to become moderately successful. The novel follows them from childhood through adulthood. It demonstrates that two boys who probably had no options except suicide or schizophrenia did do as well as anyone could be expected. God truly has His own plans.