The thirteenth and title story of my short story collection is “Girlfriending.” Archie Descamp learned welding from his favored professor in art school, but the realities of life find him using his skills with the welding rig repairing machinery at the Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio. Archie is a master welder and team leader at work, but he is socially insecure and inept. He lives with his kitten, Gloria, and longs for a relationship with a woman. His quest for a girlfriend is humorous and tragic. He is a character you won’t soon forget.