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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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Reunion, Part II: Telling My Mother
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 not having personally been in the si...
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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Life is full of "What if...." moments. As a veterinarian, I spent many hours counseling grieving pet owners and crying right alongside them. They were always brimming with heart-wrenching "What Ifs." What if I brought h...
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Have so enjoyed the ride so far. Belt is fastened...
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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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Centimorgans or Percentages?
Average Estimated cMs for Autosomal Testing Comparisons. click to enlarge Kristina Gow Dunnaway, ISOGG Facebook Page, 2014, use with permission I will take a moment away from the narrative to answer the most commonly presented question put to me by readers ...
Average Estimated cMs for Autosomal Testing Comparisons. click to enlarge Kristina Gow Dunnaway, ISOGG Facebook Page, 2014, use with permission I will take a moment away from the narrative to answer the most commonly present...
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Reflection
Life is full of "What if...." moments. As a veterinarian, I spent many hours counseling grieving pet owners and crying right alongside them. They were always brimming with heart-wrenching "What Ifs." What if I brought him to you sooner? What if I didn't giv...
Life is full of "What if...." moments. As a veterinarian, I spent many hours counseling grieving pet owners and crying right alongside them. They were always brimming with heart-wrenching "What Ifs." What if I brought h...
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