TIME-9:05AM PLACE-MASON MOUNTAIN(15 MILES SOUTH OF ASPEN,COLORADO THE HOME OF KAREN AND MICHAEL GORMAN. “Karen, it’s Marsha at The Day Care Center!” “What is it Marsha? Are the boys okay? “They’re not here Karen. The bus never arrived. Maybe it’s still on the mountain. Can you take a look outside?” Karen dropped the phone and ran outside. There was no bus. She grabbed her keys and jumped in her car. Maybe the bus had a flat or was stuck she thought as she sped past the guardhouse. Maybe Carl stopped for gas or for coffee. She was driving less than two minutes when she smelled the smoke. She saw The black funnel rising from below and then spotted the broken guardrail.and pulled over. She saw the skid marks on the road and knew that the life she had come to love was over.
Gary Kalter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and now splits time between New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Bridgeport and began a very short career in advertising before he began working with his grandfather at Lincoln Square Pawnbrokers. They were forced to relocate when Lincoln Center was constructed, but retain the name today, doing business on 95th and Amsterdam Avenue. Gary has been married to Michele Kalter for over 38 years and has two sons; Jonathan, who lives in Los Angeles and is in the music business and Daniel who runs Lincoln Square Pawnbrokers while his father writes and plays golf.