Mr. Magnotti was introduced to me on this same side of the fence. A man named Norman writes me from the free side of the fence.
A few weeks back, Norm said he was headed down my way and would like to meet in person, if that was cool. I smiled and said, "Hell, yeah!" They called me out to get my pass and head to the visiting park at about 8:50 a.m. As I headed out my only thought was how do you greet a man you only know through letters? Do you shake hand or have a hug?
And a hug it was. Followed by microwavable sandwiches and much laughter. We talked about women, the war, playing golf and ice fishing. There was never a dull moment. Felt good to meet Mr. Norm in person.
I would like to again say thanks for being a true friend to me. Some days I look at my life here and wonder why? Why am I here? And why for this long? Then I see the changes. Norm and I spoke about sobriety and living life above the law. I looked across the table today at a man who drove all the way down from Michigan to see me. Sure it helped I'm also in Florida....where it's just a tad warmer than Michigan. Haha!
Thank you Mr. Norm, a true friend. See you next time! ~ The Hooligan ~
|Mr. Norm on the left, and J.J. on the right.|