Monthly Archives: April 2016

My dad, James Whitmore, Part Ten

Oui… I loved it when girls said “yes” to me. The universe would open wide and this embrace of infinity would encircle me with warmth, comfort and euphoria. Sometimes, just maybe, happiness was not too far behind. But I had … Continue reading

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My dad, James Whitmore, Part Nine

Always a next step. Upon graduation from high school – something many of us believed would never happen – college loomed overhead like impending doom. Nobody in my family had finished college except my dad. He’d graduated from Yale. He … Continue reading

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My dad, James Whitmore, Part Eight

So, back to dad. Mom was more than great. The last column showed that. I will address more of her support later but now back to dad. Dad found Oakwood High School for me and it changed my world. For … Continue reading

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My mom, Nancy Richmond Mygatt, Part Seven

This project is to pay tribute to my dad, actor James Whitmore. Too often parents are maligned by their off-spring and many times it’s justified. Not with my family. I was lucky to have two great parents, which is why … Continue reading

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My dad, James Whitmore, Part Six

“I’m going to marry her!” I was screaming at my dad with all my cowardly might. “It’s what I’m supposed to do.” “Son, take it easy for a second,” he said or something like that. I was 16 or 17. … Continue reading

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My dad, James Whitmore, Part Five

I am not using names in this series of articles about my dad because it is his legacy that matters. I am going to change that this time because Ham Smith, principal of then-newly opened Oakwood High School, changed my … Continue reading

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My dad, James Whitmore, Part Four

My dad was sitting in his big leather chair. I think it was leather. This was the talk. He was going to lay down the rules.I had just returned from a road trip on his dime – in point of … Continue reading

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