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Winter 2004 Edition:
* "Recollections of a Walk"
* "The Bonds That Survive"
* "A Father Learning to Cope"
* Editor's Column: "Reaching Out for Comfort"
Fall 2003 Edition:
* Special Issue Full of Poetry
* Facing the Holidays
* Service of Remebrance Recap
Fall 2002 Edition:
* Poetry Collection
* "The True Gift"
* Sharing Comments: Parents to Parents
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A short story by Lauren T. Klein
I searched for a hair-tie in the kitchen junk drawer. Even in our new fancy house, there was a junk drawer. My son, Matthew, age three, called it the “yunk” drawer.
He thought it was a treasure trove. After two months, his hospitalized, ill, infant brother was supposed to come home. I was on the phone, the coiled white cord fully stretched across the kitchen counter.