We cannot edit the past. We can wish we did things differently, but we cannot change it. Most people lie about their past. They change it to make it better than it actually was. There are the individuals who jazz it up and make themselves appear to be more successful, had a number of romantic rendezvous, plus the obvious they were thinner with more hair. They can also claim they lived in many countries, owned expensive homes but only recently scaled down, drove the most expensive cars available, and almost anything else that comes to mind. Many will say that they only recently lost everything due to COVID which is a new wonderful excuse, but what was their reasons previously? Most people have had their ups and downs in life. We have all weathered storms that have left most of us stronger. The people who became weak turned to drugs, gambling and alcohol. With the advent of DNA testing, it has amazed many individuals, including myself about our past. I did the test over ten years ago and was quite surprised at the results. I used the two popular companies. I prefer Ancestry as opposed to 23 and Me. The second company allowed a non relative to post that I was his aunt which was completely untrue. I wrote to them and asked them to adjust their records. They really didn’t but rather took his word. My cousin, whom I grew up with who passed in 2020 but not from COVID, had been tested and we were indeed cousins. However, this relative is a second to third cousin. In any event, I have now tried to edit my past on the DNA website but to no avail. Our past is what it is. We can’t change it but we can learn from it and move forward in a positive way. In the Good Gus series, particularly in “The Special Gift,” Liam’s past was unpleasant, but Ray, Judge Ross, Sheriff Gus and the other citizens rallied around to give him a bright future. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books is coming soon!