I told my therapist the best way to describe a dysfunctional family is describe a functional family. I laughed when I saw the look on her face after I told her Vic snuck into his daughter’s funeral and sat in the back. Then Vic hired a local photographer to take pics of everyone at the Rosamond gallery after the service. “Why did he do that?” At pervious sessions with another therapist, I deduced our father became our boss so he would not be guilty of abusing his children. “These are not my children, but my employees. Therefor I get to abuse them because it happens all the time. There are a millions of abusive bosses in the Naked City, and, I am just one of them!? Vic was a sadist.

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Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx, which has baffled many diviners: “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three in the evening?” To this Oedipus replies, “Man”

Victor and Rosemary

Chapter Three


The three Presco males are on a freight elevator. Vic pushes a big button with a four on it. I notice there is dust on the floor denoting it had not been used for a while. Suddenly, there is a loud bang, a tremendous jolt, and we have risen five feet before we fall three, then – are caught up once again. Mark and I look up at Captain Vic for assurance we are going to get through our latest adventure, alive, and he is there, on the prow of his merchant ship keeping a close watch out for Japanese submarines as the ships…

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