Tuesday, April 11, 2006

In paperless age, paper letters let dads leave legacy of love

As one of 70 million baby boomers, Greg Vaughn says he’s not alone when it comes to the hurt he felt when his dad died. And the worst part was the absence of any written document of his father's love for his son. Vaughn didn’t have any cards or notes from his dad -- not even a signature.

“It shook my world,” Vaughn told Associated Baptist Press. “It made me angry. I was angry at God, at my father and at myself.”

Raised in a small Southern Baptist church in West Texas, Vaughn lost his father to Alzheimer’s disease several years ago. Though they were never close, Vaughn said, he felt cheated and hurt at the silence his father left behind.

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