There are several people who have had a real positive influence in my life: My brother, Edward for his intuition; my brother, Norman, for being able to see the humor in everything; My brother, Wilfred, for being so clever and resourceful; Mr. Davis, at the Middlesex County Training School for his understanding; Mr. Russell, at the Trade School, for his ability to teach in a way that reached his students;
I especially want to thank my friend, an incredible mother and the love of my life, Lillian, who has been my wife for almost 63 years; who has supported me in everything from the time our relationship began. She has been my biggest piece of luck; John Spuria for being an all-around good man and for being a mentor to me in the plastering trade; and Roy Masters of the Foundation for Human Understanding for his spiritual guidance.
I give my heartfelt thanks to my niece, Donna Casey, Digital Artist, for her assistance in providing such a wonderful cover. If you are a reader and would like more information about Donna, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, many thanks to my daughters, Susan and Joan, for the hours they spent editing and formatting this book. And for Joan’s husband, Ron, I want to recognize all the work he did in cropping and formatting the pictures used throughout this manuscript.
Triumph over Truancy