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Back left, Linda Swain Bethea, holding Connie Swain Miller’s hands, Middle Back Billy Swain, Back Right Phyllis Swain Barrington holding Marilyn Swain Grisham. Picture made about 1961
Bill Swain and Kathleen Holdaway Swain, June 29, 1945
When I reflect on my father’s life, it is odd to think I am several years older now than he was when he died at fifty-seven. He had retired, all five of his children were grown and on their own, and his life was no longer a struggle. He had realized his dream and had large herds of cattle on two farms. He had mellowed out and life was good. He died only three weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in December, 1981.
When puzzling out his behavior, I now realize Daddy’s moods were bipolar. He was extremely quick to anger, irritable, easily offended. The worst thing his children could do was to…
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