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January 19, 2018
There are pictures of my dad that I've never seen. In one, he's a young boy playing with something with intense concentration, almost a scowl. I have a picture of a fairly young me with the same face. Mom says it comes from Grandpa, not Grandma. Pictures of Rae, with her typical head tilt. A picture of grandpa at the sewing machine, working on upholstry. Christmas of 1979, with both sets of grandparents and Muriel for Christmas breakfast. Smokey Mountains circa 1976? And Thanksgiving or Christmas 1970ish, with dadís family all present, Rae absolutely glowing with Christopher on her lap.