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Another boring bloodless holiday without dad.

by Undermom on November 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My dad cut his fingers nearly every major holiday, trying to show off his fancy chef knife skills. Weirdly enough, it's one of the things I miss most about him. The year he died, he was supposed to come to my house for Thanksgiving for the first time ever, but instead I sat with him holding his unresponsive hand, playing cards with my sister, and waiting for the end which came two days later. All these years later I still haven't quite gotten my holiday spirit back.


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