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James Bornemeier

03/10/18 8:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

For the past few years I’ve had the privilege of picking up my grandson, Max, from school.

I say privilege because at a recent funeral for an old newspaper colleague, as I was leaving for the train ride home from Boston, my colleague’s parents, whom I had never met, and I spoke about this matter of picking up a grandson from school. The deceased never had kids, let alone grandkids, and his parents drilled home how fortunate I was to pick up a grandson from school. You are an extremely lucky person, the mother said.

I had never thought of the task in that way. (more…)