"It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall."

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"We saw, on the side of the road, a guy with a prosthetic leg."

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"I've been the grandson of the postmaster, the nephew of the postmaster, the son of the postmaster, and the husband of the postmaster."

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"What made you decide you wanted to adopt a child?"

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"He described what he used to feel when he came home every night..."

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"My dad in Cuba said, 'When you go there you're going to ask for George.'"

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"She was everything to me."

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"I caught a wave and was gliding down the face..."

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"You are her handiwork..."

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"I just idolized him."

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"I was in the ICU and there was a man dying of tuberculosis..."

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"It's hard to believe that our troop's lasted that long."

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"Letting go, for my mother, was scary."

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"She was a formidable presence."

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"We used to put out a hurricane section..."

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"I was eighteen years old, and I had a fake ID..."

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"Everywhere we went my mother would make sure that they enrolled us in school."

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"I broke a hundred and sixty-four bones."

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"We got a postcard that my father was alive..."

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"Let's talk about Miss Devine."

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"We lived in a very chaotic environment..."

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"Dad was a real fan of the principal in that movie 'Lean on Me.'"

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