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Michael Gerard
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 11:31 am:   

Hey Everybody
Does anyone remember Larry Brooks. He lived on Merrick St. and went to WSU for Art. I believe he graduated sometime in '78. He does not know this, but I am his 31 year old son (my Mother never told him what had happened). I've spent the last several years trying to find him, but I haven't had any luck.

If you know him, or even someone that might know him or have his contact information please email me.

If you have any information please email me at mykgerard@gmail.com
Michael Gerard
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 11:34 am:   

Just a side note,

I don't know if this information is useful at all (it is pretty random) but he had a good friend named Eugene or Gene that could play flute while standing on his head.
Michael Gerard
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 6:07 pm:   

Also, it might have been 77 that he graduated...
Michael Gerard
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:28 am:   

I should add that he is over 6 feet tall, caucasian and dark haired.

He may be the Larry Donell Brooks graduated in 1977, but I am not sure
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:08 am:   

Michael, many of us remember Eugene, though I don't know what has become of him. As I mentioned in my email, I've forwarded your note to my sister who was a CCS student around that time. She had several friends who were in the WSU art program, and is asking around.

BTW, what was his concentration in the arts? (fine arts/painting/sculpture/commercial/etc.) That might help narrow it down a bit.
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 8:36 pm:   

That is cool about Eugene. I don't know anything about him other than the fact that he was "eccentric" which I'm thinking is just about everybody in their group.

I can't thank you enough for your help! I don't know his art focus was.. Unfortunately he was not really close to my Mom. .. They kind of just casually got together that once...

I wish I did have more info to give.
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 8:39 pm:   

it's funny...

I'm over 6 ft.. have dark hair and I'm an artist. I wonder how much else I might have in common with my genetic father... I wonder if he's still alive.
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 10:49 am:   

by the way... This is me and my brand new daughter (I suppose Larry's granddaughter). I want to be able to tell her more than "my father was some guy that went to WSU for art". I'd like to know more about him than just that as well.

Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 10:54 am:   

for some reason the image won't post (probably images aren't allowed) so feel free to follow the link below.. I also tried to just post a link but that didn't work either.. needless to say if anyone wants to see email me...lol
Kris Peterson
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   

I don't know your father but, good luck. I hope that you find him.

Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 5:39 am:   

Thanks Kris
Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
Username: Admin

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:19 pm:   

Hi Michael,

A friend of mine may have some news - Jerry Krugel. His email is jerrykrugel_AT_yahoo.com
Email him.
Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
Username: Admin

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:21 pm:   

Note: I'm sorry for the restrictive posting parameters, but I regularly get spam attacks on the forum, and the only way to deal with it is to get draconian.
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 3:49 am:   

thanks Stephen, Jerry said he no longer has contact with the guy and doesn't recall anything about him other than the name Larry Brooks.

Hopefully with this board up, someone somewhere will see it eventually and I'll get to contact him.
michael gerard
Posted on Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 8:16 am:   

okay... I might be wrong about his graduation date. In fact the fact that he graduated is an assumption. I just know that he attended WSU for art and possibly business in the mid to late 70's.

Another thing, He may have been a DJ or staff at "WAYNE RADIO" in the Fall of '76 according to the listing on the hologlobe press website.
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:22 am:   

Hey guys, I just wanted to update, that I think I found my genetic Father. It was through this board and I would like to thank everyone that helped. Particularly Stephen Goodfellow and George Kerby for puting me in contact with Eugene who put my search into a completely different area and corrected a lot of misinformation that I had (such as the last name being Brooks)... I still am awaiting a paternity test before I declare this thing over, and I'm not going to go into any more detail at the moment in order to ensure the privacy of all those involved. Just want to say thanks for the help.
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 11:15 am:   

I hope the test turns out positive and ends your search.
Michael Gerard
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 5:39 am:   

It turned out positive... and ironically it's someone who actually uses this message board and he seems like a really great guy!
Michael Gerard
Posted on Monday, April 05, 2010 - 2:36 am:   

He just gave me permission to say his name on here:

He is none other than Larry Dahlka
Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
Username: Admin

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Monday, April 05, 2010 - 9:58 pm:   

Michael, I cannot tell you how delighted I am that this epic search has panned out for you. A thousand congrats for discovering your father - and a cool guy as well! If it is ever an option, we'd LOVE to have a picture of the two of you for the site - I mean, you can't get more 'history' than that!
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 11:37 pm:   

I'm elated for you too, and glad to have played a role in your (re)union ! I would not have been able to track down Eugene, though, if not for the memory of former Cass Corridor folksinger Jef Fisk, with whom I recently reconnected. It was Jef who recalled Eugene's surname (Kepler).

Great idea for a photo, Stephen.
michael Gerard
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 11:55 pm:   

I think we'll be able to pull that off this summer when we meet in person
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 8:37 pm:   

My problem was a wall until I read this, then I smahesd it.
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:39 am:   

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