The story starts in September of 1979 at a time when morals were loose. The fall is the time when the wild mushrooms bloom and the poisonous mushrooms are available. The weather can be wet and the soil is moist with an earthy odor. It is a time when people gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. When people who feel unloved get depressed because everyone is having a good time except them, then jealousy can lead to murder.