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Ted Williams Newsbeat

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Growing up Ted

Great article, well worth the time to read.

THIS STORY BEGAN two years ago, when I reached out to Claudia about meeting at her home in Hernando. The timing never worked for her because she struggles to look past her obsessions: nursing school and a book she wrote about her father, which started as a stocking stuffer about lessons she learned and turned into a cathartic exploration of the person she’s still trying to be. Finally she said yes. The first visit lasted a week in the fall of 2014, and we made paella and she told funny stories about her dad—he’d call the public phone in European hostels and boom at unsuspecting travelers, “Is CLAUDIA WILLIAMS there? This is her FATHER! OL’ TED WILLIAMS!”—and she got melancholy later and said, “We need to laugh more.”


Meatwad stole 3rd base on Lester Posted: May 06, 2015 at 01:09 AM | 5 comment(s)
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