Jacklyn had a bike accident and was hit by a truck, she told me. The pickup left the scene which left her with scratches and bruises on her face. She also lost 3 teeth in the mishap. "My smile was everything, that meant a lot and now I am missing teeth," she said. Jacklyn said she doesn't feel comfortable smiling after the accident that unfolded on Monday, August 28, 2017.
Gregg, her boyfriend sitting to her right, was once a meth user but quit as he aged. Tragedy has been part of his life and he spoke of his step son who committed suicide in the past by walking head first into a moving train.
He told me that he once framed houses while keeping his step son and wife housed in a hotel. Gregg said in describing the step son, "He despised drinking because me and his mom were drunks." While talking about the reason for the suicide he stated, "I think because the way me and his mom turned to methamphetamine's and stuff, which we don't do no more..." He paused and continued, "I guess he heard the train a long ways away and he just started walking with two knives in his hand (super mad) - and he started walking to the tracks and ambushed the train head on."
After the incident Gregg and his wife attempted counseling while being clean, but the death was too much to conquer. He is no longer married and is now with his girlfriend Jacklyn on the streets of Middle Tennessee.
You never know what someone went through or is going through upon first glance. There is always more than meets the eye.
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti