23 August, 2015

The Family with Twenty-Two Kids - The New Yorker

The Family with Twenty-Two Kids - The New Yorker: "And every year there were birthday parties and weddings and graduations; there were grandchildren and great-grandchildren, most of them still living in the same neighborhood within a few blocks of each other and their parents, in and out of each other’s homes all the time, minding each other’s children. And every Easter and Fourth of July and Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s the children and the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren gathered with Sue and Hector in the big house they still lived in, although they couldn’t afford it, and ate a meal together. And though some were missing—three dead, two in prison—still, most were there, year after year, and, for everything that had happened, they were a family"

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