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'Keep the nose up'

Dear Editor,
On this Fathers Day, I think of my father, Hiram Joseph, Hi, Baxter: a man who served his country proudly as a Marine medic in World War 2 — despite having an exemption from the service for farming; who gave up architectural schooling because he believed he should pay for the hospitalization of his wifes tuberculosis and the birth of his first child, rather than simply (like much of 21st century America) not pay the bills; whose sense of honor was such that he gave up smoking in order to pay for his 5-year old daughters piano lessons long ...


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