David Winner

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Thirteen Children

Dorle and her husband Dario were like parents to my own father, in part, because they had no children of their own. I always wondered how Dorle felt about not having children. John’s letter on Feb 12 of 1935 talks about their aspirations and gives something of a clue as to her thoughts about having […]

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A Great Man

On Dec 8, 1934, John asks the Dorle the following,”So you want me to be great man,willy nilly, darling?” “Is that for your ego,” he wonders, “or just because you are foolish enough to imagine me great?” “I no longer believe in greatness. There’s just work, money, a little reputation and the grave. The bed […]