Gary Brown aka Gary “Uncle G” Brown was born in Florida, back in the summer of 1961. A move to Texas in the early nineteen sixties, and then a more permanent relocation in New Jersey that lasted two decades, from the years 1966 to 1986.
An only child, his mother, a professional musician, passed away from the direct results of being an alcoholic when Gary was just seven years old. His father died of a massive heart attack at age 67, just four years later. In multiple foster homes until age 16, Gary worked hard so to free himself from the system. In 1977 he received his G.E.D., one year before he was actually scheduled to graduate from the public school system. Next came a full time job (40 hours). And many part time gigs so to add to the wealth. For the next thirty-five plus years, a mixture of white and blue-collar jobs followed. Sometimes working seven days a week.
Always trying to perform professionally to the best of his abilities for whoever was signing the paychecks, this overtime began to physically take its toll. Doctors commonly refer to these types of injuries as; wear and tear. When you know for sure, your ass is getting old. Ever the fighter, to combat this, Gary nowadays devotes his life to his health and hobbies, which include both writing and photography.
Since moved back as an adult and having lived in Texas twice in his life for a total of three decades, this all ended towards the end of 2015, when Gary decided a change of pace was in order. Separation/Divorce will do that. Started off with a 9-month detour in Northeastern Pennsylvania visiting an older half-brother diagnosed/suffering from the early stages of dementia. Then “Uncle G” relocated in September of 2016, to Fort Collins, Colorado (USA).
In 2017 after being one day shy of marriage 22 years, Gary was divorced in a Harris County Courthouse (Texas) from his second wife. It happened with Gary being present on the phone (speaker) while in Fort Collins Colorado and acting in his own defense. His first time being ‘single’ since the Summer of ’92.
In March 2018, Mr. Brown moved to Greeley (Colorado). After a year, he took the advice that the city so freely gives; “Go west, young man.” “Uncle G” ended up in fabulous, Las Vegas, NV (USA). At last report, Gary survived living through; Hell Months (June, July, and August).