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My Uncle Jack’s letter to me when I was very young

My uncle, Dr. John H. “Jack” Daugherty (1941-1984), wrote me this letter when I was very young. The setting, Harms Woods (, is in northern Cook County, Illinois. I also mentioned Jack in my second-ever post on this blog ( … Continue reading

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The magic of shortwave radio

My uncle, Jack, introduced me to shortwave radio listening.  Whenever he visited my grandparents (his parents), who lived in the same city as my parents and me, he invariably brought one of his shortwave radios with him.  These radios were … Continue reading

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