It is the mid 1970s. A young boy of 10 or 11 is dropped off the school bus at his parent's store where they have living quarters in the back He opens the door to find his mother tied up and young men ransacking the store for money and groceries. He and his mother are severely beaten and left for dead by the young men who had already committed armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder. His mother, my mother's youngest sister, was somehow able to manage the situation so as to protect her son and herself and was able to identify one of the young men. She had the strength to testify in court and the two men are serving several life sentences in the Michigan prison system. The young boy was Mike Schepke.