My Dad once lived in Paradise, California

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The town of Paradise, California, burned to the ground in the recent Camp fire.

I haven’t posted about this before, but in fact my Dad lived in Paradise for many years. (He moved to a town in Arizona more than a decade ago.)

It’s weird to read the news, because I have an intimate knowledge of Paradise and a lot of memories there.

My Dad died in July. And although I miss him, part of me is relieved that he didn’t have to experience the knowledge that Paradise, which was where most of his friends lived, burned down.