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William Earl Quigley
William Quigley. Source: Sun-Times.

Abandoned by his mother, the baby boy — he was about 2 — ended up at an Indiana orphanage during the Great Depression.

His luck changed when a WWI veteran and his wife filled out the “boy or girl” portion of an adoption application with the words: “any child we can love.”

That’s from a Chicago Sun-Times article today about William Quigley who passed away Saturday, father of U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley.

Our condolences to Mike Quigley and his family.

A special salute to his grandparents and everyone like them.

-Mark Glennon