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Germans, Poles and the occasional Norwegian.

by L2L3 on August 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

With the exception of Germans, not a genetic sketch, but it is the primary cultural palette from which I was painted. My blood relatives lived at least three hours away from our family until I was almost seven. In the interim I was surrounded by an assortment of aunts, uncles and grandparents who shared a loving concern for my happiness and well-being every bit as much as those who shared my DNA.


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