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  •  My regret is not having known (6+ / 0-)

    my father better, and hating too many of the things I did know.  He had a brutal upbringing, and was a brilliant stubborn man with both a sense of humor and a terrible temper.  He died when two days after my 16th birthday, and I regret my strongest emotion at the time was relief, that the fear was gone.  Remembrance and mourning did not come until much later.

    Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

    by barbwires on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 06:35:41 PM PDT

    •  16 is a really rough age to lose a parent (3+ / 0-)

      i mean, no age is good, but 16 is such a formative year

      are you saying he brought the brutality of his youth into your family, causing you to fear him?  i'm sorry you had to deal with that

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
      DEMAND CREATES JOBS!!!
      Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights to talk about grief.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:21:02 PM PDT

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