my sister Carla Throckmorton Hertz’s 3rd son
If I had not found this family portrait in my late father’s estate papers, I would never have known what my sister Carla Throckmorton Hertz’s 3rd son, Michael, looks like. He is a fine looking young man, I understand from my parent’s conversation that he has been teaching mathematics at a university. That is all I know about him. I wish him the absolute best.
It breaks my heart to not to know these three children of my sister Carla and brother-in-law Bob. In years long past I tried to contact them, tried to send them gifts, but I could not get through to them. I know that it has given my sister Carla pleasure to deny me my nephews, what a strange woman she is. Early on my brother-in-law Bob seemed sorry about the situation, but said emphatically that he could do nothing about it. His parents refused to understand that there was any problem.
My parents said they could not intervene on my behalf, as they feared Carla would refuse to let them see their grandchildren if they tried.