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Gifts Epilogue: Christmas 1979

An epilogue to the previous post, “Gifts.” On Christmas Day of 1979, my parents, my sisters, and I drove out to Stony Brook to visit with Oma and Opa.  Opa was in the terminal stage of the cancer that would … Continue reading

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Gifts

Part 1: This essay was originally published three years ago in Seeker Magazine.  When I began writing it, my only intent was to document a family story that was going to be forever lost due to the passage of time.  … Continue reading

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