The Wake and the Funeral

The wake for my mother and Aunt was a very touching day. I never realized how much they were loved by a lot of people until that day. Family flew in from around the country and the turnout from friends was in the hundreds. The lines were around the corner …

Worst Days of My Life

I know that a lot of people have multiple worst days of their lives, but this was really the worst day of my life. It was January 30, 2003. I was still working at my cousins store and it was a very cold day, but New England in January is …

A New Beginning

Moving to Massachusetts was a new beginning for me.   My mom and I moved up here in October 2001, we actually drove, which was nice and scenic in the Fall. My moms original plan before was to buy a house with my dad, but that wasn’t happening, so we …

The Sins of My Father

I was 19, working full time and not a real worry in the world. I wasn’t thinking about the future, I was just going through the motions of life.   My father was on a contracting job living in Massachusetts and visiting frequently. My sister was there with him, I …

My Early Years

I can never complain of having a horrible childhood or teenage years.   I grew up in a suburban neighborhood in West Palm Beach FL., but my family wasn’t wealthy like a lot of people assume because West Palm Beach had a lot of wealthy people there.   It was …

Why I Am Blogging

I guess the right way to start is to tell you a little about myself and why I decided to start a blog.   Just a fair warning, I am newish to this, so hopefully I will get better as I go along.   My name is Matt and I …