Conversations For Transformation
Essays By Laurence Platt
Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard
April 29, 2019
Platt Family Tree.xls]
East Napa, California, USA
Monday April 29, 2019
Good midnight Everyone.
This is Laurence.
Today Monday April 29, 2019 is
Andee and Manfred's
platinum 70th wedding anniversary ie my and my sister Anthea and
my brother Brandon's
Alexandra and Christian and Joshua and Judith and David Asher's
grandparents, and Noah and Arwen's great-grandparents.
Only after raising
three children of my
did I fully realize what
Mom and Dad
experienced as they raised us. That's what it took for me to get
what it was like for them. They were, in a word, awesome
us. They provided for us. And in doing so, they left it all on
the playing field.
Look: no one knows better than anyone else how to raise
No one has the inside scoop (so to speak). This job
doesn't come with an instruction manual. You give it your best
shot, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. And in the
end, the way you determine whether you succeeded or not, is you
look at how your
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren turned out.
On that basis alone,
Mom and Dad's
success is huge. It's rich and full and generous. It will make a
difference in our family and in the world for many generations to
Mom and Dad,
I love you.
Thank you for what you made available for all of us. Thank you
for what you made possible. Mostly: thank you for my life - I
want you to know I'm using it well.
Happy 70th wedding anniversary! Long may you reign.
I've attached the latest edition of our family tree (please
discard all earlier versions).
Mom and Dad's
wedding is at co-ordinates E / 55 on spreadsheet #1.
Our family tree is also available online where to date it's been
viewed nine hundred and seven times. Go to
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