Father’s Day is Juneteenth

Delayed news of freedom then and now

My father, Howard Joseph Diehl, Sr. at Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA. Photo by Aikya Param, c. 1955.

Eunice Marie Diehl is my birth name. That’s a whole other story.

For fourteen years I lived a privileged, if lonely, life as an only child attending private Catholic schools. My father found success as a commercial artist in the days when artists drew and painted advertising illustrations, the days before photography gained…

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