I was the second youngest of 6 surviving children. I never met my sister Tammy, she was the 3rd oldest, but died at the age of 2. Still she is a part of me. I would talk to her though prey as a child, and still do to this day. My mom and dad are both gone now. My dad died Christmas morning 1991, at the age of 66. My mom has only been gone for about four years now. She survived cancer and lived for another fifteen years. She didn’t work out side our home, with plenty to do raising 6 of us. We always had a garden, chickens, ducks, ponies, dogs, cats and a horse or two as kids. Keeping my mom busy enough between all. Money was not something we had a lot of. We would cut and burn wood to heat our large country homes in Wisconsin. Keeping us kids busy too. Alone with the farmers that would hire us to help out on their farms. We never owned a house so we would end up having to move, which always would hurt my mom, knowing how hard it would be for us, having to change schools again. My last name made it even harder to adjust and make friends. I was very shy as a child, and still am to this day. For the most part I have few problems from being shy as an adult, except around girls. I ended up marring most of my girl friends. My first two wives were apart of my life for about seven years each. With my third wife being with me for over twelve years now. It was very difficult getting divorced for me, with children from my first two wives. It hurt a lot knowing they would not have a mom and dad there every day, to raise them, like I was lucky enough to have. My dad taught us how to work hard with our hands, I still do to this day, as a steel roofing contractor. I worked for a law firm in Milwaukee WI for a year. With my own office and secretary, as a paralegal, starting new files that I would eventually pass on to a real attorney. Most of my clients assumed I was a lawyer. It was not a physical job and I was living in a big city. As much as liked my job there, between being a country boy and loving the out doors, I moved back up north. I then worked for Tecumseh engines for almost six years, getting the nick name Max, for my ability to run maximum rate on any machine they put me on. My long arms and 6 foot 3 inch build, gave me an advantage over most other employees. Along with my relentlessness not to allow any of there machines beat me. My outdoor blood and the skills my dad gave me, brought me back to the career I learned from him. To this day I have friends that are attorneys, they still ask me for my opinion on certain cases. I have no college diploma, but they know when they need another opinion, they will get one from me. I always loved to solve problems, and usually can come up with an idea, most would not of. At the age of 42 I moved to Arizona, for many good and bad reasons.
About the book
I started writing my book 2 years ago. As good as I am at solving problems, there was one problem that I could never solve, “what is the meaning of life?” It took 43 years of life and a move to a complete opposite world than Wisconsin, for me to finally figure out that question, to my own complete satisfaction. It really did come to me like a light switch being pulled, making me write this book. I am the slowest reader in the word and can count the books I read on two hands. Still, what I discovered, I had to write down for all to see. I share moments from my past, where my life paused into permanent memories, changing who I was. It took perfect timing and the perfect life, to come up with not just what the meaning of life might be, but answers to life’s biggest and greatest issues. Through out the whole book, I give away many things, you may not of ever seen or thought of before. Including 3 ideas for inventions that have not been invented yet. The first half of this book are real stories from my past. It shows’ you who I am and how and what I think. The rest of the book, gives meaning and solution to life’s biggest issues. They may not be the only answer, or maybe you will disagree with some. Still, there is something for all in this book, that will help you understand life’s and your own, greatest mysteries.