A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

A Summer Place

I grew up, but I was once here:

We were all somewhere as we grew up.

So much has been written about those first ten years

we each have spent on Earth

if we lived that long.

My dad. Mom took the picture. That is my brothers and me in the back seat. The oldest is dead. The youngest has agreed he can be represented here. That yellow building is where the old Stars & Stripes was assembled for European distribution.

For me, this is the back of an old navy blue Ford station wagon, outside my apartment-style home in old West Germany. We lived here when my…

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Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

We all matter! Code: ALL. A Warren Democrat. A scientist. A poet. A mother. LOVES Bader Ginsburg. Loves McCartney. Is old.Is white.Is LGBTQ.She/her/me.Is woman.