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Patt's Perspective

June 11, 2013

Dear Friends, Family and Partners,

   Two men were born in different states and never knew each other. But their choices in life dramatically affected the generations that came after them.

   The first man was only a child when his father died. His young widowed mother struggled to support her son and decided to remarry to secure a financial future for her and him. But she didn’t count on the fact that the new husband would not want another man’s son in his house. With much sadness, she was forced to send him away to live with relatives, with aunts and uncles. This was especially hard for him because he had to help support himself by working in the local mill while continuing to attend school. What kind of man and father would he grow up to be when his two immediate male role models had either died or rejected him?

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