Looking back on it all, I can't believe what a fool I've been. Of COURSE my mother knew the truth about her own father and his "business". She lived with the man until she was 3 years old! Oh sure, they lost touch for decades when he left, but my mother kept tabs. And in her own cryptic way, she was obviously just trying to protect me from his posse and their covert ties with the underworld.
I sent you $20 at your home. You never mentioned it.
Here's a little extra for your pocket.
P.S. Don't get involved with Pop's business. And don't sign anything regarding his business! I know what I'm talking about.