When I was growing up, I didn’t know that many of my parents’ acquaintances were criminals. Some of the people I grew up around were dangerous people, but they weren’t dangerous to me or my family. To me they were full of life, loved their wives and their children, and worked hard to make a good life for them.
So, I give you Little Gangsters – my thin slice of growing up in East Vancouver living on the fringes of the law. Other East Vancouverites may hold vastly different memories, so your mileage may vary.