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Father’s Day: Words, Words, Words

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

After his massive stroke, my father sat in his wheelchair, frantically scribbling in a notebook. Utterly frustrated, he scratched out on crumpled, stained paper: I USED TO BE O.K. . . . I AM A RETIRED ARCHITECT. Witnessing this encounter, I felt ineffable heartbreak

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Father’s Day: Let Us Now Praise Steadfast Men

By Diane Dettmann
By Diane Dettmann

My father, Harold Elleson, had all the virtues expected of a husband and father in Minnesota in the 1940s: he was loving, steadfast, dependable, faithful. His was a hard-luck life, and, like Minnesota fathers back then, he shouldered his burdens without complaint.

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