I was born in the sea coast town of New London, Connecticut. I grew up in a multi-cultural/multi-generational neighborhood. I learned a great deal from my neighbors. On a daily basis I heard them converse in Italian, Greek. Polish, Chinese, Spanish, and Yiddish – to just name a few.
These neighbors shared their cultures with me and taught me to respect people regardless of their education or socio-economic status. In other words, they didn’t have much money, but they knew how to live and laugh and love.
God utilized them to give me a love for multi-cultural/multi-generational people from around the world that has stayed with me throughout my entire life.