June 19, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 25

My Two Dads

For a while now there’s been a commercial on television with a little boy saying his dad doesn’t wear a cape or can beam heat rays from his eyes or have super strength – but that his Dad is just “super.”

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Just as I was blessed having two moms, so was I blessed having two dads.

My father began working in a coal mine at the age of 11. His job was to lead the mule that pulled cars loaded with coal out of the mine. The mules were blind because they lived their entire live underground. Dad said he received 25 cents every two weeks from his paycheck. The rest of the money he earned went...

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