Mercy Not Sacrifice by Dan Parks - Chapter 12
Archie and Sam discuss the buying out of Grandpa John from the trucking business. Johnnie drives thru Gardenstown and visits his shut-in Mom where he is greeted by alcoholic dysfunction. He then drives out to his Dad’s country church where he meets a self-righteous judgement.
Both parents serve to upset him and push him towards his own bitter conclusion of them and himself.