Maybe it's just me, but you'd figure that with today's high levels of transportation security that stowing away on a commercial airliner would be something that just can't and/or doesn't happen. And, you'd be wrong.
My parents were hopelessly old-fashioned, it seems. I mean, when they went to Hawaii when I was a kid, they dropped me off for a week of cookies and soap operas with my grandparents. When they took a trip to Ireland, it was the same story again. Off to grandma's house. I guess a Johnston, Iowa mom thought that was one step too many for her.