My adoption and upbringing, which also chronicles experiences with in the foster care system in Massachusetts, becoming a female firefighter and my fiance’s death in the line of duty.

Contents

  1. New Jersey: A wonderer is born
  2. Grandpa tell me about the good ol’ days
  3. Welcome to the sunshine state
  4. Florida Social Services
  5. Instant Step-Family (just add alcohol)
  6. 1st time abroad: Germany
  7. California here I come, right back where I started from
  8. Back to Florida (again)
  9. Welcome to the Commonwealth
  10. Massachusetts Department of Social Services
  11. Dating a Mason
  12. Life of a Nanny
  13. 1st class: It’s a life style
  14. Wear the crest of the Commonwealth
  15. Academy
  16. Sometimes the love of your life, isn’t love at first site
  17. Fire house
  18. Cross-country trip: Fire Storm “98
  19. Our last box alarms
  20. PMS: Poor Me Syndrome
  21. Trying to live again, let alone love again
  22. Suicide by train
  23. 9/11: Ground Zero recovery efforts
  24. Getting to know my Father again
  25. Home Invasion
  26. Life Lesson #579: Never share a sole account with a significant other
  27. Murphy”s Law
  28. I loved my Tallahassee baby
  29. My Fathers last plight
  30. Anyone up for playing house?
  31. Happy friggen’ New Year to you too!
  32. Meeting your blood
  33. Back to the start, no really…
  34. Opportunity knocks
  35. Another May-day
  36. Closure in Las Vegas
  37. Off-Road
  38. Now to be, Frank…
  39. Bentley’s Amendment’s
  40. I want to be proved wrong
  41. Thirty-one points of conclusion from thirty-two years
  42. Soundtrack

New Jersey: A Wonderer is Born!

When I was twelve or eleven my parents were still married and we had moved from Lompoc, California to Palm Bay, Florida. My Father later revealed to me that the reason we moved is that Mom wanted to be closer to Ozzy and Karen a couple they had known in Ft Lauderdale where we had lived prior to moving to California, and that move was to be closer to Henry and Jenny who my parents had met when my Dad was stationed in Germany previous to meeting my Mom there and getting married.

They were married in Germany, and were to return to Little Falls, New Jersey where my Father was from. My Father was stationed at Ramstien AFB, as a bomb loader and ordinance specialist for the United States Air Force. Soon after coming to this country they adopted me, and the adventure began.

After adopting me when I was barely three days old, in New Brunswick back in 1975, they remained in Little Falls for a few years and soon relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We lived there until I was six years old I believe. From there we relocated to Lompoc, California. Pretty much there is where my childhood memories begin. I remember small things, when we lived in Ft. Lauderdale. One primary thing was that my Fathers parents, had relocated from New Jersey after we did, and had a home right behind ours.

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  • Daisy Peasblossom on Jan 28, 2009

    This is impressive. I love the titles for each section. I’m book marking it to read the whole thing. Just a thought though: maybe it would have been better to break it up and publish it a chapter at a time? It’s a little long for most computer readers. I’ve currently reached the Orange juice incident.

  • WTF???? on Jul 18, 2009

    HOW MUCH CRACK DO YOU REALLY SMOKE??

  • WTF???????????? on Jul 20, 2009

    6.Don’t sweat the small stuff; and its all small stuff in the end

    18.A pill, or a substance is only a temporary fix, your missing some lesson and need a dope slap other wise

    GEE YOU SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THESE TWO SINCE YOU DON’T
    FOLLOW THEM!!!!!
    AS IN YOU TRY TO CONTOL EVERY SITUATION AND FLIP OUT WHEN YOU CAN’T AND WITH OUT WEED AND BOOZE YOU GET REALLY BITCHY AND MOODY

  • WTF???? on Jul 30, 2009

    So hows life without a Driver’s Lic did you ever find someone to register and insure a car for you yet???

  • WTF??? on Sep 19, 2009

    BENTLEY, THOMAS JOHN
    SGT US AIR FORCE
    VIETNAM
    DATE OF BIRTH: 08/06/1945
    DATE OF DEATH: 10/06/2005
    BURIED AT: SECTION U SITE 660
    SOUTHERN NEVADA VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
    1900 BUCHANAN BLVD. BOULDER CITY, NV 89005
    (702) 486-5920

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