My dad and step-mom called me today, singing happy birthday. After a few innocuous phrases, I told Dad I was sorry that I wrote something that hurt his feelings. He answered very graciously that the lesson here is not to post what I write without reviewing for fairness, respect, and generosity, (those are actually my words, but that is the same as what he said, only a little more formal.)
I am quite relieved to have that behind us. Even if I’m writing absolute fact, I do need to consider my subject’s feelings before charging ahead.
Thank you for the Happy Birthday call, Dad, and Pris. I really enjoyed it!