This is the story of my life. The bad things that happened to me as I grew up and the good things that happened along the way. That is why I titled it, A Life of Trials and Triumphs. I wanted to do this for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The things that happened to me and how I overcame them and even though I overcame them I have a life that is now a happy pleasant and loving one. Especially after I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. He changed my life and he is the center of everything that I do and say. Now that I am approaching the age of 82, I can say that I am content and happy. I want to do the best that I can in serving the Lord and spreading his word to those who need it. And to do my best for him each day that I am given. I thank and praise him everyday. I was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. At the age of seven we moved to Long Island, New York and then at eleven we moved to Ohio. I have lived there ever since. When I was 17, I enlisted in the United States Navy during World War 2. When I got out of the Navy, I became a Police Officer and this was a position that I really enjoyed. I worked at the Police Department and I did it for 51 years. At the age of 51, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and have been serving him ever since and will continue to serve him the best that I can and I know how until I go to be with him.