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Donna Dear Tami,
The first time it came to my mind was when I was still in elementary school. It was the fifties, and we were all afraid of "the bomb" so they blood-typed all the children. Mine was different from my mother and father and someone told me that was impossible. It puzzled me, but I let it pass as some sort of mistake. Then, when I was a teenager, I remembered that and asked my sweet Aunt Fredia. She told me the truth, and then I asked my grandmother, who told me how it all happened. It was no more than a curiosity to me in those days. I didn't care a bit and never even asked who my biological father was. I already had the best daddy any girl could want. When I brought out the book, someone asked me for a medical history, and I did not have an answer for the paternal side, but that set me to thinking, and I wished I had found out for my children's sake. I wondered, did he die in the war? Did he see me in the neighborhood and ever even give me a thought? I'll never know, but as I said, I had the best daddy already.

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