Back in the mid-1970s, on the north side of Buena Circle Park in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, there used to be a little grocery store tucked in next to the “L”. These kids hung out there. I’ve been told that the girl with the black hair was the daughter of the owner. I believe the other kids all belonged to one family from Kentucky who lived around corner on Kenmore.  When I asked them if I could take their picture, they all scrambled up onto the hood of the car and started pushing each other in fun. That’s why I call this shot “Joyride.” The girls in the group tended to mother the littler boys. When you’re a little boy, that can be both a blessing and a curse.