I shall rise again.
A memoir by Jeff Rider
Copyright 2010 by Jeff Rider
All rights reserved.
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Vernon Hills, IL.
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Cover photo by Aaron Davenport
Dedicated to Linnea Stark
With special thanks to Narcy Rider for a love I couldn’t do without and bravery I admire every day; Jennifer Rider for her loving support and heartfelt encouragement; Ryan Piza for his compassion and understanding; Aaron Davenport for being the original character he is; Jeff Rogers for saying that my story had it all; Allison Cain for believing that people needed to hear my tale; Betty Marker for sharpening my recollection of Craig; Maggie Desjardin for challenging me to do more; Tom Glennon for his non-contracted sage advice and keen eye; Tom Cooper for his insight; Lisa Henry for suggesting that I could write; Amanda Pietras for her editing skills extraordinaire; Leigh Gregory for helping me understand that it’s all about the rewriting; Dan Nace for his numerous questions; and the store clerk at Cook’s at Crocus Hill in Edina, Minnesota for saying that I should write a book when purchasing my French press. Accomplishments are group efforts.