Libby had a stable, conventional social childhood. She had numerous friendships with girls in her neighborhood and school (Owensboro is a fairly small Midwestern town).
Her father's death from Parkinson's Disease greatly affected the family's situation.
She had essentially one boyfriend during school, a boy named. He had a hot car, and they hung out with the "fast crowd" in town. It was a real-life "American Graffiti".
Libby wasn't "wild" by nature; it was innocent fun, and no one got in any real trouble. The relationship with Jim ended when she went away to college.
Over the years, Libby maintains contact with 2 special friends,and .