It’s Father’s Day, and I’m thinking of mine

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

I did not know him, this man who rolled up his sleeves but left his tie in place to putter in the yard after work. The weekend warrior who spoke not a word of the broken bodies he flew home from Viet Nam. The same man who taught me to ride a bicycle, to catch and cradle a lacrosse ball without flinching, to search for answers not his own …


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Things My Parents Taught Me

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt
  1. Food is comfort. Spoon bread and creamed chipped beef, caviar and cream cheese, and Charles Potato Chips are known to heal broken hearts, disconsolate souls, and evacuated wombs.
  2. Tithe. It’s a loving thing to do. Particularly if your gift goes toPlanned Parenthood. Just don’t bring it up at family gatherings.

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