This letter to the editor was written in response to my father’s obituary and published in my hometown paper, The Middletown Press. My stepmother had a copy, I think, but with the dissolution of my relationship with her in the years after his death, I had no way to get my hands on it. For years I’ve looked for it, but the local library’s microfilm collection had a gap in the months following his death, and I didn’t have any idea of the exact date. This week, after hours of searching through microfilm in the basement of a university research library, I finally found it, published June 3rd, 1997, the day after my 16th birthday.

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