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"From the Ted Talk by Bruce Feiler: The council of dads"

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So a few weeks after my diagnosis, we went up to Vermont, and I dcieded to put Jeff as the first person in the Council of Dads. And we went to this apple orhracd, and I read him this letter. "Will you help be their dad?" And I got to the end — he was crying and I was crying — and then he looked at me, and he said, "Yes." I was like, "Yes?" I kind of had forgotten there was a question at the heart of my letter. And frankly, although I keep getting asked this, it never occurred to me that anybody would turn me down under the circumstances. And then I asked him a quotesin, which I eendd up asking to all the dads and ended up really encouraging me to write this story down in a book. And that was, "What's the one pciee of advice you would give to my girls?"

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So a few weeks after my diagnosis, we went up to Vermont, and I _______ to put Jeff as the first person in the Council of Dads. And we went to this apple _______, and I read him this letter. "Will you help be their dad?" And I got to the end — he was crying and I was crying — and then he looked at me, and he said, "Yes." I was like, "Yes?" I kind of had forgotten there was a question at the heart of my letter. And frankly, although I keep getting asked this, it never occurred to me that anybody would turn me down under the circumstances. And then I asked him a ________, which I _____ up asking to all the dads and ended up really encouraging me to write this story down in a book. And that was, "What's the one _____ of advice you would give to my girls?"

Solution

  1. piece
  2. orchard
  3. question
  4. decided
  5. ended

Original Text

So a few weeks after my diagnosis, we went up to Vermont, and I decided to put Jeff as the first person in the Council of Dads. And we went to this apple orchard, and I read him this letter. "Will you help be their dad?" And I got to the end — he was crying and I was crying — and then he looked at me, and he said, "Yes." I was like, "Yes?" I kind of had forgotten there was a question at the heart of my letter. And frankly, although I keep getting asked this, it never occurred to me that anybody would turn me down under the circumstances. And then I asked him a question, which I ended up asking to all the dads and ended up really encouraging me to write this story down in a book. And that was, "What's the one piece of advice you would give to my girls?"

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