the other rules of the game included 'Sleeping long hours with windows open, Drinking as much milk as possible, but no coffee or tea, Drinking at least four glasses of water a day, and Playing part of every day out of doors.'
Ted,” he said, “you’re not going to make it.” That stayed with me and I had to push myself. I couldn’t think of not doing it. I was absolutely determined that, if it killed me, I was going to prove Pete Vincent wrong.
After the war, he was too busy with the rest of his life to worry about getting a diploma — preoccupied by getting married, serving in the armed forces for 25 years, raising seven children, and, most recently, retiring to Poinciana, Florida with his wife, Ruth.
There’s no rehabilitation on this Island. It’s ridiculous that someone has to go to Falmouth to be evaluated. Addiction is a huge problem here. I see how frustrating it is for the addicts and the families of addicts. New Paths and Vineyard House do good work, but they’re just putting a finger in the dike.”