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Old newspaper clippings reveal secrets about my father

The story from the Aug. 1, 1908, Brooklyn Daily Eagle that goes with the headline above begins this way:  “A merry party of thirteen summer sojourners were returning home on Monday night from a short launch ride when an accident … Continue reading

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Reflections on a photo in my father’s scrapbook

My sister Fran sent me a photo from one of the many family scrapbooks that my father had kept. It’s a basketball action shot from my days at Van Buren High School in Queens. The picture ran in the school … Continue reading

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Big trouble averted at 10 years of age

I’m glad I didn’t kill my father. What a mess that would have been, dragged away by the cops and thrown into some grim facility for years and years. I wouldn’t have been a high school basketball star, gone to … Continue reading

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Reflections on a complicated father-son relationship

While reading many touching tributes to fathers yesterday on Facebook, I wondered what it must be like to have a father who elicits such positive emotions. I don’t hold rosy remembrances of my father, although I do remember his large … Continue reading

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