Another Birthday

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Today is Richard’s birthday. He would be/is 24 today. This one has been harder than the last. Last year his birthday was just 3 months from his death. In fact we had just gotten his death certificate a couple of weeks before that. We were still numb. The Novocain of early grief has worn off. Richard was […]

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Happy Birthday Lucas Holt

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Dear Lucas, We’ve never met. But I’ve thought of you often during the past year. Just wanted to send you a quick note to wish you a happy birthday. I’m Richard’s dad. I’m sure you two have met by now. He’s got the plot just up the hill from you. I visit him often. While […]

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You Have No Idea How Much

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Got snowed in today. Debbie took the occasion to clean out the drawers in the kitchen cabinets.  In one of the drawers were many old greeting cards. She handed me one. It was a birthday card from Richard to me. The front of the card is above. The inside is below. Yes Richard, it does […]

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