Orphaned at the age of four when her village in Viet Nam is bombed, Kim is rescued by soldiers and raised in an orphanage, always finding comfort in her mothers last words--"Don't be afraid. I will always be with you."
A young girl describes wash day, her favorite day of the week, when Miss Ett the washerwoman comes with her grandson Sherman and Grandpa tells stories and teaches Sherman to play music. On wash day, while Miss Ett does the laundry, Grandpa entertains the children by telling stories from his army days and playing his trumpet. This story shows how friendship can bridge the barriers of age and race