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The Boston Globe

[In response to an interview request from the Globe, a man whose wife and children has been murdered a year earlier wrote a letter to the newspaper—a letter about love. A few excerpts follow.]

"I could not have survived the pain, and I could not get through this time if it were not for the love which has and still surrounds me.

"This love, for me, has been the light shining in the darkness. My friends and family made sure there was always a place to sleep, a home to eat supper at, a shoulder to cry on, from the press, a card to say, 'We care and we love you,' a sharing of memories. And not just in the first weeks, but over all the months which have followed to this day. I felt the caring and love of my church, the local community and of the larger community of faith.

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April 3, 1989

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