I was never one of the cool kids…. We were really poor and lived in the poor part of town. My Dad lost everything when I was in 5th grade because of alcoholism, it is the main reason I don’t drink.

I need my kids and G-kids to be able to have a chance to be proud of me instead of having to make excuses on top of everything else.

I am proud of my folks and where I came from now as I know how hard they worked for us to make a life…

But I certainly never a cool kid….

Especially on the inside…

If this helps one person it was worth the telling.