50 years ago today …

.. my brother Doug was killed in a car accident. What a tragic event for my family. Doug had just finished his first football season at the University of Utah and came home for Christmas. The first night home, he went to a basketball tournament with a friend and was killed when a car ran a stop sign and spun Doug’s little sports car into an oncoming car. He was gone. The tragedy was compounded 8 days later when a woman came to the door to tell my parents that her daughter had a baby that night. She claimed Doug was the father. After a lot of fact-gathering and investigation, my parents decided Doug probably wasn’t the father.

This past Thanksgiving, I received this comment (in the profile section of this blog) which needed approval before it could be posted:

My parents were right! And I’m glad Doug Harrison found his true family.

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