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My Daddy’s Navy Radio

Recollections of a simpler time

Cody Fitzgerald — Unsplash

Popsicle (my father) was part of The Greatest Generation. That’s right. He was in the navy for The Big One — WWII! But he never shipped out. Daddy was the bandleader on a base out in Brooklyn. Thus the joke “daddy fought the war on the BMT,” the train that ran to the base. Regardless, after my parents’ divorce, I found a lot of old, dusty navy electronics down in the…

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