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Got to tell dad. Not mom.

by theLotLessMonster on July 4, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


As hard as it was to watch dad dying of cancer,there was plenty of time to talk and listen and watch and learn to cry and laugh and live. In another city, mom passed away suddenly alone in her sleep.

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