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  •  This post is like laying in a skeleton (2+ / 0-)
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    klompendanser, edwardssl

    That can then be fleshed out. My deepest inheritance from this side of the family is humor. Honest-to-goodness humor.

    This diary was about those who take you in and those slam the door in your face. Each way leaves a mark.

    I have to remember that my Dad's family's upbringing was so rough. It was also filled with love. My Dad's family is a tune that has a lot of low flutes in it that play slow, piercingly and sad. But there are also a lot of other instruments that come in and brighten things considerably.

    The economic circumstances are the skeleton, but they are not the whole of the story. There is so much more.

    •  Okay, this what I can add in (1+ / 0-)
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      Because I have a structure, a skeleton in place..

      My Dad lived in and voted in Cambridge, MA. He was a veteran of WWII. So were his brothers and friends.

      I have been thinking of these folks this week because they were the ones who launched that skinny Irish kid, that Kennedy boy, to Congress.

      And therein hangs a tale I need to preserve for my descendants.....

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