AN UNSOLVED MURDER IN MADERA: Part 1
MADERA - In 1977 I entered junior high school in the small Central California town of Madera. While I thought I knew everything and had experienced things that other twelve year old boys had not, it would be many years before my eyes would be opened to the big picture and the truth about people: We should all be treated equally no matter what the differences.
I was an only child of conservative Republican parents with country club memberships. Dad was an accountant and a member of the Elk's and Masonic Lodges. Mom was also involved in community service clubs. Being an only child, I had the full attention of my parents most times. I sometimes forgot that I was only a lad and my mouth occasionally landed me in some real trouble.