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Barbara Wood: Letter to my daughter, after her last race

Original post made on Jun 23, 2009

Barbara Wood, in her "Dispatches from the home front" column, writes a letter to her daughter upon her graduation from Woodside High School. ==B Photo:== Brenna Fitzpatrick relaxes after receiving her diploma from Woodside High School on June 5. She was one of the valedictorians of her graduating class.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 18, 2009, 4:36 PM

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 23, 2009 at 9:26 am

Thank you for a heartfelt piece. It moved me!


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Posted by Miriam Russell
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Thank you, Barbara,for the wonderful letter to your daughter.

I have enjoyed reading your columns for many years. This is another one of your genuine, expressive articles. Your columns explode with imagery and humanity.


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Posted by Chris Cobey
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Well put, Barbara. You raised her right, and she's off to make the world a better place -- on her own terms.


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Posted by Joan Abrams
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 27, 2009 at 6:29 am

That is a beautiful piece. Get yourself and your daughter a copy of the picture book by Mem Fox entitled Koala Lou That little book is the most poignant expression of these feelings that I have ever seen.


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