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A Few Words About My Dad

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I tried to come up with the best word to fill in the blank in the following sentence: He was the most ----- man I have ever known. He was certainly the finest, hands-down, bar none. Most fair-minded, too. With seven kids ready to cry "It's not fair!" at any moment, he had to be good about ... read more

Dad's 94th Birthday, Part 3

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Old Sacramento Once Bijou and her people hooked up with Elizabeth and her people, our first stop was a candy store called Candy Heaven (do not go to!). As Michael noticed, there's almost nothing but candy stores there. And they were making money hand over fis... read more

Dad's 94th Birthday, Part 2

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The Zoo The next morning, I was up before Elizabeth. I couldn't wait for her to wake up, so I snuck downstairs for some free coffee. She would have freaked out to wake up and find me gone. Passing through the lobby, I said good morning to an elderly male resident. He was pleas ... read more

Dad's 94th Birthday, Part 1

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Going to California A couple weeks ago for my Dad's 94th birthday, I brought my (almost) 8-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. A couple of family members would finally get to meet her. Her mom, Tara, had no vacation days available and so stayed behind. She was probably happy to have... read more

Eleanor And Lionel

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Eleanor's back surgery a success! "Everyone warned me against back surgery," she says. "But, I'd be in a wheelchair now if I hadn't had surgery!"O Progresso newsletterNew book!Mini-Bio Graduated from St. Mary's College (in Moraga, CA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in... read more

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