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From left, school friends Barb (Wendell Affield’s mother), Ann and Eva stand outside St. Mark's Cathedral in Italy in 1939

Prime Time | Wendell Affield: Writer still learning about his mother

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My mother, Barbara Affield, was haunted all her life. A few months after she died in 2010, my sister and I discovered a time capsule of letters, diaries, pictures and documents dating back to the early 1800s locked in the chicken house on our old farm near Nebish. Mom had inherited the treasure from my grandmother.


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