“She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
For myself and other widows and children of an Atomic Vet...
In her lifetime, it is clear my mother was informed to some minor degree of the number or extent of The Chief's exposures nor the protracted nature of the exposures. SHe was informed and advised not to have any more children. They failed to follow that directive. However, we were, and are acutely aware he died as a result of his exposures and I have been being adversely impacted since I was 11 years old.