Three years of purposeful conversations with my father about his childhood rekindled my erstwhile inner journalist. I did the research, dug up the facts, and interviewed those with active memories of his parents, Ell and Victoria. This allowed me to hang some truth on my suspicions and led me down the 'creative non-fiction' path.
Eau Claire Leader, June 2, 1909. J.E. Matson was a successful doctor and businessman with high expectations. He considered his son blessed with an abundance of potential, but woefully deficient in ambition and direction.