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Princess in a Parka

Written by The Two River Times. Posted in Letters & Commentary

Princess in a Parka

Published on October 20, 2011 with 1 Comment

 

By Dorothy Bloy

THE PRINCESS COSTUME I put together for Halloween 1972 was going to be the best one ever. Rummaging through the basement cedar closet, I found a pink satin dress my older sister had worn to a dance years before. My mother said I should go for

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  1. Your mother sounds like a remarkable woman. The tone of your story reminds me of my father. (Not that my mother isn’t special, too.) He was my rock in this world, on which I stood firmly. He was my truest friend, first and foremost. He was my teacher, my coach, and my hero. He was generous, and kind, and intelligent. He was courageous and witty. I can only hope to be the man he was, the father he was, indeed, the person he was.

    Much like your story, I remember events that have more meaning now than they did then. He prepared me for everything that life would eventually throw at me, save one thing. Losing him.

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