My first cousin Brian who was in town from Long Island to award a scholarship in our Grandparent"s name at a local High School. I was honored for the invite, and he introduced me at the ceremony as the oldest Malloy Grandchild. We ended up closing down the restaurant, and then moved on to Denny's for coffee until almost 3 a.m. Seems like we have known each other our entire life.
Wanted to let everyone know, I'm now reading "Paper and Spit". I have had family that have read it already since we got it. I was told it was a great read, and I will see similarities in my search. I know I didn't have to wait as long, but in the end we all got the same thing we had searched for...finding our true selves, and where we came from. I will follow up with an update when done. Thanks again Don for sharing your story.
Original pic of my Grandparents
Original pic of my bio dad
The original pic of my Gr. Grandfather
A pencil drawing my girlfriend's nephew in law did. Me on the bottom right, my bio dad to my left, his parents, and my Gr. Grandfather. I will post the original pics to show how great he captured everyone. He did this in a short period of time. I framed it and gave it to my Aunt when we reached Illinois.
My bio father and I on the couch, and a couple of pictures of first cousin, 1x, and 2x.
Gagliano William story in ny post aug 19 1940. Baby found in doorway. All details