Hi everyone. I appreciate the sound advice, and will definitely utilize it! When I made the phone call, I dialed several times and hung up before I finally just took a deep breath and dove in. I'm glad I did it, it gave me a personal sense of satisfaction that I had at least confronted the horror, and it wasn't as intimidating as I thought. Amazing how frightened you are of something as a child, and when you get to be an adult you realize that it really wasn't all that big or scary in real life, and you somehow feel more brave. The monster in my mind all these years is now a meek little mouse that squeaks.
Thank you again, all, for your kind words and direction. I decided to go slow on this. When I initially did it, I was hyped up: angry and anxious. Now, I just feel somewhat relieved. He wasn't a mean man, and he wasn't an angry man. Seemed more like someone who is insecure and cowardly. However, like with all things, sometimes there is a wolf in sheep's clothing. This may even be the end of it... really, the confrontation was just what I felt I had to do these 40 years, and that's now been done.
Wishing you *all* the best,