Thank you so much! Yes, I am still out here--and your McDaids are the right ones. Miriam was my father's only aunt. Do you know if she and Bernard J had any children? I was contacted by another member of your family years ago and he emailed me a couple of photos. He was from Mississippi, I think, because it was right after Katrina and he told me of the damage to his community.
I have a photo that might be of Bernard J--it is taken on the deck of a cruise ship. Let me know if you'd like me to email it to you. Thank you for your reply!