A True Story Of Injustice and a Wrongful Prosecution Of Lenwood "Skip" Hamilton that has Left a Deep and an Extremely Painful Wound.


SCW 07-25-1998 EVENT




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Chapter 21 – "I Got a Story to Tell"

As the popularity of pro wrestling subsides, so does Soul City Wrestling's engagements. The wear and tear of wrestling and before that, pro football, have taken a toll on Hamilton's body and he walks with a limp. He believes knee replacements are in his future, and he has carved out a living by driving taxi and later a limo for clients who conduct business in suburban Philadelphia and must be shuttled to Philadelphia Airport. Hamilton's vivacious personality and incredible life story enthralls riders who care to ask. On more than one occasion, a rider proclaims "you should write a book."

Chapter 22 – "Coming Full Circle"

The greatest hit on the economy since the Great Depression causes businesses to cut back on many of its excesses. With them went Hamilton's steady work driving limo. To make ends meet, he used his connections at The Children's Home of Easton to secure a job working as a house parent at a group home it owns in south Bethlehem. Hamilton mostly worked weekends or as a fill-in when needed. He noted the clientele the Children's Home attracts is much different from when he was a resident. Many of the boys have criminal records, and was discovered one of the residents was a member of a gang based just a few doors away from the group home. Nonetheless, Hamilton tried to make a difference in their lives, impressing on them right from wrong. Listen to me, he'd say, so you don't repeat my mistakes. He believes everything he's been through – and that he's still alive to tell about it – is to serve a greater purpose. While helping a handful of teenage boys is a start, Hamilton is certain he should be speaking to a larger audience. However, Hamilton is cracked in the back of the head with a brick thrown by a resident who refused to perform a chore requested by Hamilton. A concussion and recurring headaches lead Hamilton to accept workman's compensation as he recuperates from the incident. Coupled with his chronic knee programs, which sometime forced him to walk with a cane, Hamilton is unsure if he'll ever be able to work or what the future holds for him. Yet, he insists, as long as he can get into a car and walk onto a stage, he has a message that must be heard.