A Man Honors the 44th Anniversary of His Father’s Death

A Man Honors the 44th Anniversary of His Father’s Death

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Date : October 30, 2011

My father died of a stroke on November 9, 1966 in a hospital near Highland Park, NJ which was my hometown. I was fifteen then and didn’t have any idea of how to deal with his sudden death. I sensed the thread of security I clung to had become permanently unraveled. I was an adolescent without any tools and I doubt if I knew what the word grief actually meant.

I did poorly in school when I did bother to show up for class. I was sullen, hostile and terribly afraid of what would happen next-the very...

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