[Received 7/25/2005. Used by permission.]
My uncle Wally was my father's first cousin. His full name was Wallace Balicki and he was the nephew of my paternal grandmother, Wanda Balicki.
I would like to find some of uncle Wally's music. He was a gifted clarinet player and he and his band played at my first wedding in 1975. It was a real first -- listening to a polka band try to play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," the song that I and my first husband requested. But what did we know?
I have many fond memories of my uncle and my grandmother's family as I was growing up. I really would be interested in any information that you might be able to provide.