My brother Tom and I were very close throughout our lives. This book tells of some of the events and times we shared. The story begins at childhood and proceeds to tell a story of his and our life events and some of our antics. It is a story from his childhood to and through his school years and the Marines and the story of his life right up to the time of his death. I admit, this is a personal story but one which I would like to tell. The story tells of Tom's amateur wrestling in high school, his time as a Marine, being an accomplished self taught musician and the sacrifices he made for his handicapped daughter. Tom and I were active and every day boys who shared in the antics and trouble makings of most young boys. It's a bittersweet story which tells of the many good times and the very sad times in his life. The loss of parents as a young mid-teen and the troubles he experienced in his early adult life are major contributors to his story. But Tom was a successful person in life according to the best things in a life. He was loved by those who knew him and by his close family. This story can have you in tears and then in laughter. It is a story which can be related to by many who read it. The hope is it can touch your life.