Monthly Archives: April 2019

April Fool’s Day Birthday? Now, That’s No Joke!

Today, April 1, 2019, I celebrate the 110th birthday of my father, Gerald Joseph Desmond Sr. (1909-1979). Dad was the fifth and youngest child of Owen E. Desmond (1861-1953) and Ellen Mary (“Nellie”) Keating (1868-1952). Born and bred on Chicago’s … Continue reading

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