James Cea was in pain. He was in physical pain from the arthritis he had in his spine, and from years of auto body work. He was in emotional and spiritual pain from his recent relapse with alcohol after being sober for six years.
He had tried to live with the pain. Cea would rarely tell the people closest to him that he was suffering.
On a cold November day, he finally reached his breaking point. He took a gun, put it to the roof of his mouth and pulled the trigger.
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