family folklore

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« It’s not my story, so I’ll make vague reference. A visual of a fellow passenger returning from NYC tonight with Hana prompted me to call a family member, and ask him to tell the story to Hana of his wedding. The marriage ended in divorce decades ago, so my request was touchy yet safe. Hana got to hear first hand from the groom a dad-side family famous moment, and the groom scored for me. It was a great moment leaving me with the sense I got my second wife, Hana, caught up with what she missed by not being my only wife. Hana was walking behind me smiling and laughing between the bus stop and our home, and I continue smiling as I tap away at this text. My thinking meandered to this point: kids with troubled relationships with their mothers spells T R O U B L E, but hating one’s dad is much safer. Many successful people tell bad stories of their fathers, and their relationships with their fathers. Included in a long list of people who hated their mothers: ONE: Jeffrey Dahmer TWO: Jim Jones. Though my dad resume shows a history of disappointment, I have have not made the mistake of getting between my sons (one surviving today after David’s 1988 – 2007 death) and daughter and their mother aka my first wife. Though the song made famous by Johnny Cash, “Boy named Sue” written by Shel Silverstein does not capture me as a dad it does point to my thinking at this moment. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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