February 4, 2017

Garwood, NJ. November, 1929

Recently, as I was going through papers to find what I needed to renew my Irish passport, I came across this photo of my father as a boy. The back of the card reads: "Richard Leonard, age 12. And his cat Lindy, 6 years old. Grade 8a." I never knew my father had a cat. (Nor did I know that my father had been a real fashion plate. Check out those socks. And those pants!) I wonder, did he develop an allergy toward cats as an adult as I did?

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