The Throwaway Son
Damn! Damn! How could she treat me this way?” Boston Ray Wilford, 1932 - 2005 To Dale and Julia he had always been Boss, who, with his wife, Addie, had been their best friend. They had never known him to be anything other than a kind, generous hard-working man, endlessly cheerful, and a joy to be with. At the end of his life, Boss calls his friend to his side to unburden his soul. Dale listens as the story of his early life unfolds, revealing him to have been an abused, unwanted child who did whatever it took to survive in a hardscrabble mining town in West Virginia. As he grew he embarked on a career as a grifter, getting by on his good looks and silver tongue. The abused child became in turn an abusive man who neglected and abandoned his own family the same way he had been. Nothing good ever happened to Boss until he met Addie, whose love had finally turned his life around to become the man Dale thought he knew. Boss had spent most of his life trying to get his mother to love him. How different would his life have been if only she had not thrown him away?
About Fred L. Funk (Dallas, Texas Author)
Fred L. Funk was born in Denton, Texas, the son of a Methodist minister. His mom was an accountant. He grew up in Denton and Arygle, Texas. Fred graduated from Denton High School and shortly after graduation, he married the love of his life and after fifty-three years he and his bride have proved that young marriages can work. He studied at North Texas State University (now UNT) and transferred to East Texas State to pursue a pre-theology degree, minoring in psychology. After serving for several years as a Methodist minister, he changed his career path to accounting and finance. He found his mother's line of work more to his liking. After thirty-five years with a national retail furniture company, he retired. Twenty years into retirement he discovered his passion for writing.