Arthur. I am shocked. Thoroughly shocked about your wayward misspent youth!
Your writings of today bear no resemblance to the destructive brain cell damage of the past indiscretions.
And I was glad to learn about your parents. My best friend of all the world for the past 60 years had a truck driver father and he too became an over the road cannonball.
My Dad was in WWII in the Navy and became a boiler operator for the local electric utility. Mom was a stay at home parent.
We lived comfortably on $14,279 per year in 1969. 2 cars, a ranch house and dinner out once a week whether we needed it or not.
Times have really changed.
Thank you for your perspective on life!