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StoryCorps: Monique Ferrer

AUDIE CORNISH, Host:

So far, they've recorded over 1,200, and here's one of them. Monique Ferrer remembers her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.

MONIQUE FERRER: When we were divorced, I remember the kids telling me that their father confided in them with a secret, and they didn't want to tell me. And I'm like, well, what's the secret? And they said, well, Daddy still loves you. He doesn't want us to tell you. And I said, well, I know. And I love him, too, but Mommy and Daddy have gone their separate ways. But we'll always be a family, and we'll always be your mom and dad.

CORNISH: And the thing is, is that my two children look just like him. And they talk like him, and they joke like him. So it's like he's there. You know, I see him in them every day. And as much as he used to drive me crazy, he was my family and my best friend.

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