Growing up in Catholic Schools, taught by French Canadian nuns in his early years, is a deep contrast to the experience in the freewheeling public schools of Southern California. The story describes significant events in elementary school right through attending college on a football scholarship.
Lucky Me is a story of lifelong learning and education. A young man from a blue-collar background, whom no relative or friend ever thought about college, let alone attended, graduated with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on statistical methods, tutored advanced statistics, and did original research with a noted professor. And in his 50’s, he went back to school and got his MBA. In addition, he founded two chess schools for kids ages 6-12.
It is the story of an almost 50-year career in the home fashions industry in the United States in the last half of the 20th Century and the first 20 years of the 21st. You will meet a young man who started as a sales trainee and, over the years, developed into a successful sales, product, and marketing executive, rising to the level of Vice President in a Fortune 500 company. You will see adventures in his early, middle, and late career, right up to retirement.
It is the tale of a young and naïve dad who had a wonderful family shattered by the pain of divorce and separation from his children, only to marry the love of his life at age 49. You will see inside the mind of a man trying to cope yet make sense of it all.