All that I am, and have to give, is the sum total of all of my life experiences. My soul, or inner being, is impacted by even the most chance and brief encounters. So, I’d like you to meet the very first people who impacted me, my biological family. Here you’ll see my parents and brothers and sisters. I’m one of seven, but only five of us lived past childhood. I’m in the middle: Michael, Kathy, Brian, Tom, and Maureen.
My dad, Waldo McNaught, was the oldest of seven children. He was a journalist who ended up as a director of public relations at General Motors. We lived on the east side of Detroit, where I was born, in Flint, when Dad was heading up PR for Buick, Grand Blanc, where Dad headed up the creation of Warwick Hills Country Club, and the Buick Open, and finally in Birmingham, MI, where this family photo was taken.