After His Wife's Death, A Dad Tells His Daughter That Grief Can Be A Gift

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Eddie Chang and his three daughters lost a wife and mother when E.F. Wen died of colon cancer 10 years ago. They're still grieving but are comforted when they read her old journals and share stories. Eddie Chang visited StoryCorps in 2017 with his youngest daughter, Tria, now 36, to tell her the story of how he first met her mother. After finishing his junior year in college in 1969, Eddie spent the week at his friend's house in Chicago. That visit sparked a romance between Chang and his friend's older sister, E.F, who was then 23, that would last four decades. His late wife was willful and independent when she was younger, he said, recalling his first night at the house. She had a risky favor to ask of him. "She went out with her friend, and they...

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After His Wife's Death, A Dad Tells His Daughter That Grief Can Be A Gift

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