Dear Mr. Grossman,
I have had the great fortune of listening to your radio show, The Night Train, for some years now....I can't tell you how much I look forward to it.
I am 49 -- (aka 50!) but I feel each and every time I listen to your radio show I am somehow transported back to another lifetime! I have e-mailed you at NPR/WLRN e-address, but I never received a reply from you. I inquired about the possibility of dedicating a song(s)/hour to WWII Veteran, Mr. Jay Midence (a local Miami resident and artist). He is now in a nursing home facility in Hialeah, Florida but I know he listens to your show (rather, recordings) when he can get them. Your show comes on too late in the evenings (he is already asleep). Mr. Midence, served in Palermo Ital (Navy - submarine search ships) -- originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted at age of 19.
Mr. Grossman, I have not been able to see Mr. Midence for quite some years now, but it would be such an honor if you could see to it to dedicate a song(s) or a segment of your show. I realize this is a tall order and no doubt, you might like futher detailed information about Mr. Midence, which I would all too happy to provide.
Here's hoping that you receive this e-mail request and can respond, in kind.
Marie Elena Regojoregojomr@aol.com305-666-4180 (home)