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All we really have is each other /my father

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My father is 87. A retired pharmacist, a husband and a dad, Age is taking its toll. He ambulates slowly with a cane and many of the who’s, what’s and where’s of recent events now escape his memory. His still functioning right ear performs sufficiently with the help of a hearing aid. Dad’s remarkable sense of humor, however, is as sharp as ever. He has always been jocular in a warm way, entertaining those around him since childhood. At fourteen, a schoolmate scribbled in his yearbook: “Good luck to a witty screwy dewy!” Another wrote: “To a funny kid!” One classmate observed: “A guy who laughs, jokes and is a pretty swell guy after all!”

Dad’s mother came from a family that........

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