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“Like all children, Cheri knew only what the grown-ups told her. When she was old enough to understand that everyone had grandparents, she asked where hers were. When “gone” wasn’t the right answer on the family tree Cheri made in second grade, a note from her teacher shamed her mother into further explanation: Belle and Bernard Matzner had died in a car wreck before Cheri was born, and the D’Ameris, back in Italy, had gone to a “better place,” save for Mama’s sister Alida, who ran off and married Christ.”
Happy Family Part III, different people die