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Second Thoughts: Still in Harshaw, still at home

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My father never touched alcohol, wouldn't allow it in the house.

But, without condemnation, he helped a drunken neighbor who stumbled to our home after crashing his car. Another time, my Dad quietly stayed up until dawn, watching over my brother who was seriously ill after drinking more than a human should.

Tom Herman was the sort of man who would invite nephews, neighbors and near-strangers for dinner -- and knew my mother would feed them.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
(715) 426-1049
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