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By LuAnn Schindler

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Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.”

So true.

I’ve been sentimental lately, tears have flowed fairly steadily, as Father’s Day nears.

I cannot count the number of times, since the new year started, I would be watching a Husker basketball or baseball game and think, “I need to call Dad and remind him the Huskers are playing.”

I cannot count the number of times I hear some song pop on the radio and I am transported to Clay Center to my childhood home. It’s early morning and, as we all get ready to for school, Dad...

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