John J. St. John
I was born and grew up in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, received my primary education at the local parochial school (St. Matt's), and secondary at St. Joe's Prep, an outstanding Jesuit-run institution. Both, for very different reasons, were major influences upon my development. Perhaps I'll write about them someday, but not yet.
Dad was a mailman so, although the five of us (Mom, Dad, my sister, brother and I) lived in a nice row house in a new neighborhood and never wanted for the necessities of more...