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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:12 PM

25. My paternal grandfather...

was washed into Lake Michigan during one of those storms, never found. He was working for the Chicago DPW sandbagging somewhere along the shore. My Dad was a young man when it happened around his birthday, November 22. He and my Grandma went for years, even though they knew it may be fruitless, to identify drowned men found in the lake.

After my Grandma passed my Dad moved to Michigan. On a trip back to Chicago with our family one year we took the ferry across the lake. It was on that trip standing at the railing of the boat where Dad related the entire story to me and my siblings. He said that Lake Michigan was his dads grave.

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