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I When Your Only Child Dies

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    I Once Had A Family.

    I had a family when I was a child: a full set of parents, but no siblings. My parents were with me into their 'eighties. So I still had a family when I left my husband. I had my parents and my darling son. When my parents died, I had my darling son, so I still had a family. And...
    sophiejo123 sophiejo123 66-70 Aug 6, 2012

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