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By Cynthia J. Turner
Contributing Writer 

An Easter Memory


Last updated 4/1/2021 at 10:21am

Bruno Kelzer


I love Easter. It's my favorite holiday. May you enjoy this remembrance from Easter 2004 . . .

It was my first Easter without my beloved father. I was in line at Walmart and noticed the plaid shirt of the elderly man in front of me. He also was waiting to check out. His shirt was worn paper thin and showed hand-stitched patches of repair in various areas. My Dad had loved plaid.

I wanted so much to treat this stranger to a new shirt. He was ahead of me and could easily and quickly walk away toward the exit after he paid the cashier. Or, he could ignore me, be offended...

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