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Stewart Dean

My father wasn't an intellectual, not really, though he was smart. He had grown up in KY, but his education (fury at Hampton Sydney, that light of the South, then IU Bloomington (the Woodstock of Indiana), Stanford for medical credits, Yale Med, then a MASH in WWII's African & Italian campaigns) and his curiosity (he collected artisanry) made him a liberal and a Renaissance man. My parents had planned to join a group practice in Santa Barbara after the war, but when my mother, a fox and an intellectual, was nearly totally paralyzed by polio, they had to settle in his hometown, Louisville, and join his father's practice. Because, before ADA, going anywhere was involved and difficult, Dad did things around the house....and one of them was two Bugattis (which he bought for the price of a new Buick) and a Maserati (price of a new Buick)...I was 13 when they arrived and champed at the bit for another 3 years until I too could drive them.
So, I like to talk about cars...and my parents:
I carry a torch for them.

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