I told myself for the past week I wouldn't do this but I cannot help myself. On this day, the 5th of January of the year 1999 , the best friend I ever had died. Like me or hate me Junior is/was the person most responsible for making me the man I am barring only my Mother. He was my Mentor, my Muse and my Friend. He took me under his wing and taught me things in the Carnival business that no one else would. He was by my side when my divorce from Mary was finalized. (No I did not want that divorce) He was there for the good times and especially the Bad times. I admire him as I admire no one else still. The world lost a good decent man that day. Flaws? Yeah, he had some. Most especially the Demons inside him that drove him to the drug use that eventually killed him. Overdose. I miss him to this day. Rest in Peace my Friend, I hope you found the solace you strived for.