Francine, thank you so much for your note. Same birthdays tend to run in my family. My Dad and his brother were born on the same day, 4 years apart. My grandfather and I, same day, 59 years apart. My Dad’s son and his brother’s son, same day, 4 years apart as well.

My husband proposed to me on my dad’s birthday, in 2016. He wanted to make it a happier day for me. We also got married, officially, a year ago today, though we celebrate tomorrow since that’s when we had the ceremony.

It is difficult to understand any loss, but something like this, even more so.

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