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Christmas Eve, 1970, Bismarck, ND. L-R: Yours truly, age 1, sitting on my dad's lap, with my great-aunt Esther (yes, just like in Sanford and Son), my grandma Connie, my grandpa Terrance, my grandpa Aaron, my grandma Katie and my sister. With the exception of my sister, my dad and me, everyone in this photo has "gone west." I miss them all. View full size.