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“You’re My Father”

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Folks: when you’re managing two blogs, the question of whether or not to repost might not even occur to you…it could be the only way to stay ahead of the curve. But building traffic & interest aside, this post is one of the most affecting my mother has produced so far in the telling of her childhood. In re-reading this–and other posts–it occurs to me that one thing my mother is is a frustrated novelist. Imagine having Edith Wharton in your family all this time and not knowing it. The curve ball life throws us…    RT (reposting from Mood Indigo).

“You’re My Father”.

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Image: True Confessions; Mood Indigo, CC 3.0 Unported.

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  1. May 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    How about having Edith Wharton in the family, knowing about it since childhood, but she has no interest in the discipline of writing? Ah well. I have all mom’s letters and Christmas omnibuses. Maybe, someday, I will do something.

    margo

  2. May 13, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Margo: *now* I think I’ve got the right post–sorry to hear that yr mom has not developed the writer’s instinct–& hope that she will have an epiphany & provide many beautiful & wise words…eric

  3. May 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Ah! Now I see, Eric. My mother, 83 and stubborn, has always said she doesn’t have the discipline. I’m guessing that’s the compulsion the rest of us have. Glad we have the comment sorted. margo

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