Mark had bought a business warehousing appliances and delivering them around metro Detroit I
worked for Mark for a while but after a year I went to Romeo schools as a delivery of hot meals to
In driving from Gladwin to East Detroit , now east Point, I had a ticket for a cracked windshield
around Caro Mi.. I moved in with my sister Sally and Mark Bender. Mark was one of my drug doing
friends and we both did much lsd , speed and pot . one weekend at Marks mothers cottage we and 3
others smoked a pound of pot in one night.
I drove the food truck and kept it very clean after school ended I was put into the maintenance
department , one of the other maintenance men asked me if I could help him repair electronic
things , I said no problem but I had no equipment , no problem he said , he had some extra. . He
brought me some equipment and some work , BUT I knew that the equipment was not available for
purchase outside if institutions.
I also knew that the high school was missing about $40000.00 worth of equipment. in talking with
this man I learned that he was not selling this stuff , he was thinking that he was worth more than
they were paying him , he was making up for what he thought he was worth.
I talked to the police and the Judge , I received an agreement that this man would get psychiatric
care not prison , he did go to an institution and did get the help that he really needed , he did lose
It took 3 days to get all this done the school got the equipment back, I asked for 3 days sick pay
but they did not pay it, because I was not sick . I could not pay rent so I had to go.
I went to Mt Clemens to say Goodbye and my car a 1960 Austin Healey bug eyed sprite was hit in a
parking lot, it bent the frame and was not drivable.
Backing up a bit I had a lady friend in new haven and I would ride my bicycle from Romeo once a
week to see her . one night we decided to not get too close because she had 2 kids and I had no
I was going through Richmond at 2 am and was arrested for riding my bicycle without a headlight
, Remember the cracked windshield on the car I had for two days+/-. for that unpaid ticket a sheriff
came and took me to Mt. Clemens where a state policeman came from Caro to get me and take me
to Caro. at 5 am I laid down on a slab of cement and a piece of paper hit me in my nose, it was “ !
Corinthians 13” back to leaving Mt. Clemens ,I was walking towards a main street so that I could
hitchhike to a warmer climate winter was coming and I know what homeless in winter is all about. I
was arrested for vagrancy because I had little money, that piece of paper hitting my nose inspired
me to read the bible , what came next was life changing , to Tower Bus