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This is such a typical picture of Rob: He's sitting at our dining room table reading something, with a daughter on his lap.

A girl sits on a man's lap at a table. Both are looking at a card the man holds.

Specifically, it's Father's Day ten years ago: June 15, 2008. So it's a Father's Day card he's reading, and he's proudly wearing a shirt that the girls colored for him with fabric markers. The shirt reads "Dads Make the World Go Round."

Of course, he kept the shirt. He wore it often. Of course, I still have it, frayed around the collar.

A t-shirt on a bed. The lettering reads "Dads Make the World Go Round."

Today is Father's Day, ten years later.

I think of the shirts you see sometimes for sale at resorts: "My Dad [or my parents] went to ______ and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

My children's father is gone. Not to Vegas, not to Harry Potter's World at Universal Studios, not to New York City.

He's just gone.

And all I have (apologies to the girls, who so lovingly colored it) is this lousy t-shirt.

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Date: 2018-06-18 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ndrosen
Dear Ms. Kerr,

Let me introduce myself; my name is Nicholas Rosen, and I bought a copy of “The Wild Swans” years ago on Lois McMaster Bujold’s recommendation (I’m on the Bujold email list), and I liked it, even though it’s not my usual kind of thing. A Dreamwidth post of yours showed up on my Network, a few days ago, I followed it to your books on Amazon, and ordered a copy of “Emerald House Rising.” I hope you got some royalties.

So today I looked you up, subscribed to your blog, and read a batch of entries. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband. As a Jewish friend puts it in cases like this, “May you be comforted among the mourners of the world.”

Best Regards,


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