Nearly eighty years of a multitude of life experiences is sufficiently difficult to recapture all by itself but to accurately put it into words that project a sense of realism and true understanding can be more than just a challenge. It can also be a test of ones emotions that allow experiences, some preferred by me not to be resurrected, not only recalled but painfully related. And so it is with this story of the life and times of the McNamaras' that Mait has undertaken the task of putting into words those events that shaped his life. It isn't his intention to justify nor give credence to those events but solely to describe their happening. What is was at the time and what, if any, were the consequences . Sort of what it was then and what it is now. It is now time for us to "talk the talk and walk the walk." No journey of any distance can begin with out the first step so let us be on our way taking that first step.