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Stories from St. Metz

Growing up, Fred and Lee Metzger didn’t realize just how unconventional their childhood was. They figured other kids fished for trout in their pools, drove motorcycles around their living rooms, and kept wild animals as pets, too. That was life as they knew it growing up in a Presbyterian church-turned party house with their eccentric father, Fred Sr. Decades later, the brothers reflect on an upbringing that, while wildly unorthodox, taught them life lessons on hard work, having a sense of humor, and the importance of family.

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