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Frank Fay: Fact, Fiction or Family Legend?

The Frank Fay connection to the Desmond-Donar family is a bit of a mystery. Notes written in the family photo album stated that an actor named Frank Fay was the first cousin of my grandfather, Peter Donar (1867-1929), my mother’s … Continue reading

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And so I begin…

OK, it’s time–what am I waiting for? It’s been nearly a year for heaven’s sake! Last fall, with the help of my daughter Meg and  husband Mark. I designed this page to blog about my adventures down the path of … Continue reading

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