Weddings, Gambling, and Changing Fortunes

Most of the day was a success, but it ran into troubled waters in a big hurry.

The Good Men Project
Change Becomes You

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By Tim Clark

I had a friend who was convicted of breaking into drug stores and stealing narcotics. I had another friend whose uncle owned a pharmacy in a small town.

This is a story of those two friends.

My friend, Brandon, was from Denver, originally. His mother was worried about the bad influences in the poorer neighborhood where they lived. She packed up her belongings and her children and moved to a small town in the dusty farm and pasture lands of rural Nebraska. She had family there, solid members of the community.

Brandon adjusted well. He was a kind, caring person whose biggest fault was his trusting nature. In this world the weakness of innocent acceptance can get a person eaten alive. But he managed without too many heartbreaks. He moved to the town where I lived, it was larger and there were more opportunities.

Brandon and I worked together as construction laborers for several years and became good friends. Our friendship was so complete he asked me to be the best man at his wedding. Against my better judgment, I accepted. Whenever anybody asked me to take a responsible role in any official ceremony things…

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The Good Men Project
Change Becomes You

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