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After a very long hiatus... I am back.
Note to Readers: This is a narrative. To start at the beginning, click on the "Blog Archive" to the right and click on the last entry, which is the first written, on 18 February 2014. Or simply click here: Hoosier Daddy?: Beg...
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Phase Two: Life is Messy
Michael Dean Lacopo and Dean William Lacopo, Jr. South Bend, Indiana, 1998 On the evening of 04 October 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, my father put a 9mm handgun to his left temple and pulled the trigger. The intended result was not instantaneous. Th...
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After reading your blog posts, I see that we share similar dysfunctional upbringings, at the same period of time. Through offhand comments by a family member and subsequent DNA testing, I found out a couple years ago that the man I was told was my biological father, is not. My mother refuses to discuss it. Do you have any ideas about what my next step for getting that information might be?
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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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A Year In Review: Part I
Note to Readers:  This is a narrative. To start at the beginning, click on the "Blog Archive" to the right and click on the last entry, which is the first written, on 18 February 2014. Or simply click here:  Hoosier Daddy?: Beginnings . Okay. Yes. I am reca...
Note to Readers: This is a narrative. To start at the beginning, click on the "Blog Archive" to the right and click on the last entry, which is the first written, on 18 February 2014. Or simply click here: Hoosier Daddy?: Beg...
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Wondering where my next blog post might be? Read here and find out!
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Bryan.... who are you? Email me directly at INPowerMac@gmail.com.
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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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