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June 13, 2008

Classified Ad Dad


Alison Keenan found a husband and a father for her children in a newspaper ad. Not that she meant to.

In 1987, Alison was newly divorced and needed a babysitter for her two boys. She looked through the classifieds. There she saw a phone number for someone named "Pat." When Alison discovered that Pat was a man she was nervous, but she met with him anyway. Pat took the job and moved into their apartment immediately. Nine months later, Pat Keenan stole their hearts, married Alison and adopted the boys.

They talk with Dick Gordon about how the babysitting job turned into romance and the first Father's Day when the boys acknowledged Pat as "Dad."


Bob Hancock is a chicken farmer whose life changed dramatically when the poultry plant he did business with canceled its contract with him. Bob talks with Dick about how he now ships his live chickens to markets himself. For Bob, doing business this way is a labor of love.

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