Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tech Keeps Dad, Sons Connected.(Final)

Byline: Jim Belshaw Of the Journal

Wes Manning'scell phone rang twice on Father's Day. Each time, the connection was garbled, then lost. Each time, he was pretty sure who was calling -- older son, Bradley, 30; or younger son, Darren, 23. But phone calls had been a hit and miss affair anyway. The boys had called six times in the last few months. Three calls worked, three didn't.

"They made the effort," he said, laughing. "So they stay in the will."

The day after Father's Day, Wes' cell phone rang again. It was Brad, sounding like he was in the next room. Forty-five minutes later, Darren called.

"They'd hooked up," Wes said.

Wes had told his sons getting together shouldn't be that much of a problem. …

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