Remembering My Father

Today, the 20-year anniversary of my father's death, finds me contemplating that my niece and nephew who will graduate from high school during the upcoming weeks never met their grandfather. My five younger nieces never met him either. How will they remember someone they never met? Only two generations, and his story could be lost... In my dad's honor, I excerpt here a piece that I wrote for my high school alumnae newsletter earlier this year about my second career: The seed for my Life Stories work was planted in 1996, when I used three vacation days from my job as a reporter for the South Bend Tribune to interview my father about his life. The interviews took place on the rural Jasper farm