It’s late 1962, and Johnny Pera is at his parents’ home in Morro Beach, California for the first time in many years. His father is the head of an organized crime group on the West Coast, overseeing casinos in Las Vegas.
Johnny made the decision many years ago to separate himself from the family business. He also rejected the family’s Catholic background, choosing a Protestant church instead and becoming a minister. He married, had two kids, and then was widowed. His kids are teenagers now, but have never met their father’s relatives. But it’s Johnny’s parents’ 50th anniversary, and he takes the kids to meet their grandparents for the first time.Continue reading “October Dawn – by Jim Walker (2001)”