Welcome to TRUTH-Lies...
We all have a story to tell, some good, some bad, but they all make up who we are. I suppose I was destined to be a storyteller, I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up in Georgia I listened to my family’s stories about living through the Great Depression, World War 2, the Vietnam War, & beyond.
It's stories like these that create the legacy that we become. Either as words of advice or a cautionary tale for what not to do. What I'm hoping to create here is a legacy of the world and family I grew up hearing. Hoping in some small way to create a connection, a connection to our commonality and shared aspirations.
TRUTH Lies… is a collection of my stories just like the ones I heard when I was as a kid. Stories about life's struggles, stories about love and happiness, and stories of life's tragedies. It is my hope that you find some commonality and comfort in my stories and that you realize through them, you are not alone.
I'm FD Thornton I was born in the early 1960’s, at Telfair Women's Hospital in downtown Savannah, Georgia. My life was far different from that of my parents or my grandparents. I grew up outside of Savannah in big and beautiful Bloomingdale, Georgia. Long before the advent of smartphones or the internet. My social interaction came from Saturday Morning Cartoons, the FM radio, playing outside till dark, and listening to the grown ups as they smoked around the kitchen table.
My parents grew up being raised their families during the Great Depression and in the shadows of World War II. I grew up in life much like The Wonder Years in middle class suburbia. But we still had our struggles not much different than those today. Now that my parents and grandparents have passed, I guess I'm now the patriarch of my own little clan. With Lisa my bride of 35 years, our family consist of two sons, two daughters, two son-in-laws, three grandchildren so far, and of course...George.
I'm retired so to speak, so my devote my time to keeping up this website. Writing essays for social media, and working more or less as an independently published author. I also write poetry and like pretending I'm a photographer. I hope you enjoy my content.