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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.

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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.