It's Summer 1971 on Berwyn Avenue in Chicago. We're bowling, boozing and bar-b-quelling. Two households, alike in dignity... the shimmer of the porch lights illuminates the Martini and Blahute houses. Harm and Gay Martini are about to celebrate 15 years of wedded bliss--and she hasn't killed him... yet! Sin Blahute, age 10, moves almost as quickly as her imagination. Layaway at Sears is the thing to do, and when Gay doesn't have enough for her shopping sprees, she just puts it on the charge!