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Grandchildren confuse him with his father.

by Redx3 on September 24, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My father has been supplanted by his father, my children's great grandfather. They believe he is their grandfather, not my father, who is too self absorbed to appreciate their blind devotion. By the time he sees them, they will see him too. It will be too late, and they will recognize him for the creature he is.


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