because of grampa's deafness he
and my dad often communicated
by writing back and forth – here's a
scrap I just found where they are
discussing a capable but hotheaded
and opinionated overseer-employee:
"Let's write him an excellent
recommendation," my grampa
scribbles, "and then find him a job
as far away from us as possible!"

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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