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RJ Daley, Mike Royko, RM Daley and a Love of Chicago

Sam Royko 13 September 2010 No Comment

The first time I met Mayor Richard M. Daley, I was 4 years old. I remember this moment well, not just because of its importance to my father, but because of a photo that sat on the center of the mantel in his office at home. When I would visit him there, often distracting him from his writing, he would tell me stories about the pictures that adorned his office. The photo of me, just a young boy being held by my father, shaking Daley’s hand, was one of his favorites. Sometimes he would tell me about the event that was taking place: a bridge dedication for Studs Terkel. He would talk about Studs, reminisce about their long friendship. Yet almost always, he would mention the mayor. I think that photo represented my father’s appreciation of Mayor Daley and his awareness of the positive effects he had on Chicago. They both loved the city and its people.

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