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I found out these old people don’t deserve sympathy

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

DEAR AMY: I did some volunteer work at an eldercare facility. I was sad to see how many people’s families paid for their care but didn’t come to visit.

But after a while I learned that many of these people who were so nice to me at the eldercare facility had been terrible parents.

They had alienated their children for years, and now when they needed their families, they had no relationship to draw upon.

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