CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

June 21, 2009

A Father-Daughter reunion after 30 years

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A FATHER-DAUGHTER REUNION AFTER 30 YEARS

    On this Father’s Day, 2009, I decided to review some letters I received from my father and to journal the first of our two reunions.

     I wear my Cornell University jacket and cap very proudly and very humbly.

     And not, in the least bit, deceitfully.

     No, I did not attend or graduate from Cornell University, I tell people who want to know. However, I did attend “Cornell University”—the “Cornell University of (more…)

June 15, 2008

A FATHER-DAUGHTER REUNION

TV talk shows often feature “reunion” experiences, usually between adopted children and their bio-parents, but sometimes between children of divorce and their “lost” parent. My experience is in the latter category.

My “excursion” only lasted two days. The bus left Butler, Pennsylvania late Friday afternoon, and left New Jersey to return to Butler late Sunday. But this two-day “vacation” enriched—and overwhelmed—my life more than I expected.

My parents divorced when I was very young. Unfortunately, all I knew about my father was that (more…)

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