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Unknown Putative Father

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[Today’s run:  1 mile followed by 20×100]

An item from today’s newspaper, legal notice section in the classifieds caught my eye.

Not so long ago there were lots of orphans in the world.  Their parents would get sick and die.  So maybe a relative would take them in.  I remember reading some census data from the late 1800’s and seeing how one family evolved as various members died off.  It started out with Dad, Mom and kids, but ended with Step-dad and a mix of surviving kids.  Everyone else had disappeared, probably died.

But today we start the kids off already half orphaned.  It makes me angry.

The other reason this caught my attention is that there is no indication of who this is about except for the initials A.C.H.  No mother, no father and just three letters for the child.

My apologies to A.C.H. who deserves a real mother and a real father:

IN THE COUNT OF LOWNDES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI YOUTH COURT DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF: A.C.H., A Minor NO: 10-103-Y2 SUMMONS TO: Unknown Putative Father Whose present residence, post office address and street address are all unknown after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain the same. You have been made Party in Interest in the Petition filed in this Court by The Lowndes County Department of Human Services. The petition filed has initiated a civil action alleging child in need of special care. You are ummoned to appear and defend against the Petition filed against you in the action at 9:00 a.m., on the 13th day of June, 2012, at the Lowndes County Juvenile Justice Complex, 1602 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 24thday of May, 2012. Mahala N. Salazar Circuit Clerk Lowndes County, Mississippi PO Box 1471 Columbus, Mississippi 39703-1471 By: Rita Gregory, D.C. Publication Dates: 5/29, 6/5, 6/12/12

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