From Time for College - Mr. Chiardi and Other Stories It was time for Junior to go to college. He'd sprouted pubic hair and was eyeing all the girls. 'I want to go to college, ' he said. 'Yes, ' I replied, 'It's time.' His mother, my wife, was resigned to the fact that it was time for Junior to leave the nest. She sat on a stool at the granite kitchen counter, spiked coffee beside her, reading The New York Times. She looked almost real.
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