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Wondering where my next blog post might be? Read here and find out!
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Introduction are made... On the 28th of October, 2014, Harold James "Brighton" Daugherty learned about a family he never knew existed. His family. When is the "right time" to tell an 87-year-old man with health problems...
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Brighton is brought on board for a new adventure. October 17, 2014, marked the beginning of a dizzying number of back-and-forth emails resultant from the poorly defined, but significant, genetic connection between myself an...
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Brighton
Harold Teen, long-running comic strip character Harold Daugherty was not the only boy growing up in America in the 1930s and 1940s with that particular moniker. In 1927, Harold was the fourteenth most popular name for boys. Although it never broke the Top T...
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It Takes Two
Brighton Daugherty, 2005, Denver, Colorado ©  Jeff Ball Photography , used with permission At 87 years old, Harold James "Brighton" Daugherty had lived a life only few people could dream of living.  I had never expected to find a living grandfather. That al...
Brighton Daugherty, 2005, Denver, Colorado © Jeff Ball Photography, used with permission At 87 years old, Harold James "Brighton" Daugherty had lived a life only few people could dream of living.  I had never expected to ...
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Michael, add me to that list of people you'll hear from. My aunt was Gay. I met Brighton several years ago here in Denver and then I blinked and he was gone. I always wondered where he went. Phyllis and I check in with each other in the off chance Brighton showed back up but all we've heard are crickets chirping... until now. So excited to read your whole story.
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Waiting Impatiently
Just a brief word of reassurance to those who have devoted a lot of their valuable time and energy reading my blog and sharing my journey over these past several months. I have not disappeared. Let me first bait you a little bit and tell you, there is SO mu...
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Finally, I saw a word from you on your Hoosier Daddy site.  I had been checking daily but just looking at the 'Jan' (3) and thinking you had not written anything and didn't think that you might be responding in the comments section.  I was concerned!  Glad you are getting better.  Were you still out of town and sick?  where did you stay if you were not home?  And if you had to stay alone in some hotel that sounds awful.  I do hope you are resting inside some place cozy and not trying to catch up on things that need to be delayed.  Too much to do for  you not to be 100%.  Oh, by the way, I cannot figure out why I cannot sign in on your blog but I go to the sign in and nothing happens and obviously I have a Google account cause here I am!
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Unforeseen Circumstances, i.e. Life
Some of you may already know that I have recently sustained significant damage to my home. A toilet was left to overflow for approximately eight hours before it was detected and the flow of water stopped. This happened in a first-floor bathroom. This is, of...
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Brighton's New Family Revealed
Introduction are made... On the 28th of October, 2014, Harold James "Brighton" Daugherty learned about a family he never knew existed. His family. When is the "right time" to tell an 87-year-old man with health problems that he has a daughter he never knew ...
Introduction are made... On the 28th of October, 2014, Harold James "Brighton" Daugherty learned about a family he never knew existed. His family. When is the "right time" to tell an 87-year-old man with health problems...
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The Ship Has Sailed
Brighton is brought on board for a new adventure. October 17, 2014, marked the beginning of a dizzying number of back-and-forth emails resultant from the poorly defined, but significant, genetic connection between myself and Harold James "Brighton" Daughert...
Brighton is brought on board for a new adventure. October 17, 2014, marked the beginning of a dizzying number of back-and-forth emails resultant from the poorly defined, but significant, genetic connection between myself an...
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What's in a Name?
Birth certificate of Harold Daugherty, 16 March 1927 Cook County, Illinois, Clerk's Office While waiting for Brighton to settle into his new home, and for his mind to be fully able to grasp the enormity of the existence of an unknown daughter fathered nearl...
Birth certificate of Harold Daugherty, 16 March 1927 Cook County, Illinois, Clerk's Office While waiting for Brighton to settle into his new home, and for his mind to be fully able to grasp the enormity of the existence of a...
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An Explanation and a Commercial Break
I am afraid you have all run off and abandoned me when the story is just getting good. But of course, the fault would be mine, as it appears I ran off and abandoned you as well. I did not. I left my home in Granger, Indiana, on Friday, January 9th. I was su...
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How very dreadful!  I do hope you are fully recovered.  So it sounds like you flew home and then went back to Salt Lake.  Delighted to hear the normal you and look forward to more of your grandfather/mother encounter.  
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It's time for the reunion posts! My mother learns the identity of her father.  
Part II of my mother's reunion with her birthparents follows thirty-two years after Reunion, Part I. (see Hoosier Daddy?: Reunion). This part of the reunion was significantly different for a number of reasons. Although...
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