Monthly Archives: July 2014

07-31-2014 Not much to share

Dear Joseph and Lucia, Today is a tough day. I’m hard pressed to be at work today.  But I didn’t want today to pass without just letting you know I love both of you with all my heart. Love, Dad … Continue reading

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07-30-2014 A Life Lesson

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I’m guessing something… you both feel like you are different than everyone else. Well, you are.  You are both brilliant, attractive and special. Those attributes tend to scare people.  I point this out so you don’t … Continue reading

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07-29-2014

Dear Joseph and Lucia, As I’m going through my emails and getting started this morning, I put on the soundtrack to Rent.  Two songs came up that mean a lot to me.  The first is “Life Support”. Here are the … Continue reading

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07-28-2014 An Open Letter to Gem Baker

Dear Ms. Baker, I am Joseph Randel’s father. To the best of my knowledge, you are his drama teacher. Without going into too many details, his mother (Mary Randel) sought to prevent me from ever having contact with either him … Continue reading

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07-28-2014 Last Weekend’s Adventure

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I took the Heartland Flyer down to DFW last weekend. It started out at the station in Oklahoma City.  My roommate dropped me off first thing in the morning Saturday morning.  It was so much nicer … Continue reading

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07-25-2014 Your Great-Grandmother

Dear Joseph and Lucia, When I was about 5 years old, Papa Gene’s mother came to live with us while we lived in England. Not long after that, my half-brother Gary also came to live with us.  Because it was … Continue reading

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07-23-2014 A Message from Your Aunt Trish

Joseph & Lucia, I am your aunt! Mary’s sister. We are only 18 months apart she and I yet I haven’t heard from or spoken to your mother in many years. She estranged herself from our family. She did not … Continue reading

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07-23-2014 Meet a friend – Amanda

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I’d like to share about a friend of mine. She is on Facebook and would gladly share with you about everything that happened since the events of 2006. Meet Amanda Taylor. She lives in Australia. Because … Continue reading

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07-22-2014 What I like

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I’ll take a break today from my normal letters and attempt to give you an insight into what your father is like these days.  The Mark Randel you grew up with was only a small portion … Continue reading

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07-21-2014 In Oklahoma

Dear Joseph and Lucia, In my last letter to you I made accusations that may or may not be self-evident by the time you find these letters.  I apologize.  It is not my intent to influence your emotions towards your … Continue reading

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