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01-03-2015 Trade routes

Dear Joseph and Lucia, One of the things you’re great grandpa did was supply the trade routes in china and Africa.  He took a lot of photos during his adventures.  There are so many things your forbearers accomplished that would … Continue reading

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01-01-2015 Your Great-Grandfather

Dear Joseph and Lucia, Your Great Grandfather, Elmer Hiram Randel, lived a full life.  It was sadly too brief. After all the airplanes he flew through war and peace, it was eventually just a domestic act of violence that ended … Continue reading

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12-31-2014 Remembering Joan of Arc

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I came across a few pictures of our dog, Joan of Arc.  We got her as a puppy at Christmas time.  She was a stinker and a handful.  I have so many fond memories of you … Continue reading

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12-26-2014 Another Christmas Done

Dear Joseph and Lucia, It was a wonderful time with the girls yesterday.  We opened presents and had a great meal of Fondue.  I made sure everyone had plenty of presents (including myself).  I got Michèle and I matching FitBits.  … Continue reading

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12-25-2014 Christmas

Dear Joseph and Lucia, Today is the 8th time I haven’t shared Christmas with you.  It always makes me sad. There are plenty of presents under the tree for Michèle, Melynda, Rachael, and me.  I’ll try to enjoy my time … Continue reading

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12-16-2014 Letter to Mary

Dear Mary, I know you used the money from the arrears to move. I have a good idea where you are.  Please don’t continue this paranoid behavior. It only creates more damage. I’m in Oklahoma City working and paying the bills. … Continue reading

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My Humble Opinion

As a deviation from my normal letters to the kiddos, today I want to express my opinion on the matter of fatherhood.  It’s very straight forward.  Fathers are not bumbling fools. With sitcoms and commercials since the ’70s, fathers are … Continue reading

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09-10-2014 Pets

Dear Joseph and Lucia, The last weekend was tough with the passing of Tina, my house-mate. The rest of us have done a lot of introspective soul searching this week as a result.  There was one thing that we missed… … Continue reading

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09-03-2014 Humpday

Dear Joseph and Lucia, I forgot to show you a wonderful picture from last weekend.  Michèle and I were picking up school supplies for Rachael when we came across the most awesome lawn chair.  I was so tempted to buy … Continue reading

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08-29-2014 In Spirit

Dear Joseph and Lucia, When my father (Papa Gene) passed away last year, it left me quite sad and alone. I’d lost my father. But that isn’t exactly true.  Ever since he died, I continue to hear his lessons and … Continue reading

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