It was a busy city in the 1940's. A popular slogan was, "if you can't get a job in Chicago, you can't get a job anywhere." Many people came from all over the country seeking work. This is the city where Marvin Ferguson was born and raised.
His father died when he was two years old. Along with a twin sister, an immigrant parent whom toiled all her life as a self-employed seamstress cared for them. Bless her heart.
Marvin holds a PhD Degree from the College-Of-Hard-Knox. His entire life is a learning experience.
When he was six years old a car hit him. Two weeks in a coma, a two-month hospital stay, and a gifted student, now he struggled through grade school.
He didn't enjoy most of the pleasures his friends did while in high school. He worked odd jobs after school often comprising thirty hours per week. There wasn't much time for socializing.
Following high school graduation his introduction into the real world was a janitor's job, covering for an uncle who had a heart attack. Filling coal bends, burning garbage, cleaning halls, and more, he learned about life the hard way. Through trial and error he eventually received a B.A. Degree in Business Administration from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.
The boy who grew up on the Gold Coast, a nickname for a Chicago neighborhood, is a die-hard Cub fan. Other favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Detroit Tigers.
When time permitted, he gathered with friends on a corner lot to play baseball. In blue jeans, sport shirts, and gym shoes, smacking a tattered baseball around with a splintered bat was fun.
Later, Marvin got interested watching reruns of "The Walton," on TV. John Boy inspired him to be a writer. He has written three books with a fourth in the making.