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Sunday, December 24, 2023


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Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening

Thank you for sharing him with us.


This is BEAUTFUL! Thank you Linda for telling us about your father and sharing the photos. A Dad who believed in education for all his girls--a Dad to be very, very proud of. And he must have been very proud of his girls!

It is only lately I better understand my own Dad, who was orphaned as a boy in the depths of the Great Depression and had a cold, hungry time of it. He never grew very tall because of malnutrition, and never mentioned his suffering once, ever to his daughters.

As time passes we can put ourselves in the context of our family's and country's history--there is wisdom to be found in that.


Such a lovely legacy from your good father. We were just discussing good parenting with friends last night, and what a huge difference it makes in the lives of children. Not to get political on Christmas Eve, but people who don't want to have children should not be made to have children. Merry Christmas to you and Mark!

Linda Brazill

hb —Thanks for your lovely remarks.

Linda Brazill

KRISTIN — Mark and I got married at age 41 and decided it was too late to have children; a decision we were happy with. As a result our nieces and nephews have gotten advice, loans, and all kinds of support that we were able to give since we didn't have kids of our own.

danger garden

That family portrait is a treasure. You are so right about not realizing how good we have it as kids until you encounter others who do not. This post, and the one on your Christmas sister have me so glad I was able to spend time with my family (mom and brothers, we lost my dad in '22) over the holiday.

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