Tamara Ann Simpson is ts the only one on Ramble Street that knows what a wormy little liar Muscle Man McGinty is.
Muscle Man thinks he can beat the whole block in a game of kickball. Vinnie Pizzarelli dies in the Vietnam War. Tamara writes to her best friend, Kebsie Grobser, a foster child who moved away 43 days ago.
The Grabowsky's have a moon landing party for Neil Armstrong. Muscle Man goes up to Tamara's window and sneaks her to the party. They watch the TV hiding under a table. Muscle Man says that he and Neil Armstrong are both lonely. He lost his parents, while Neil Armstrong is on the moon. Tamara realizes Muscle Man's lies have a meaning.