New Member from Reading, PA (USA)

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    Tony Bruno
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    I recently joined the BHP after catching up from episode 1 to the present. Took me about 1.5 months during my hourly commute to and from work. All I can say is WOW! Jaime does a phenomenal job presenting history from a more ground-based perspective. I am a soon-to-be 56 year old Husband, Father and Grandfather from Reading, PA – the sister city to Reading in the UK. Our city originally was named Reading Towne.

    A little excerpt from Wikipedia regarding my hometown. “In 1743, Richard and Thomas Penn (sons of William Penn) mapped out the town of Reading. Taking its name from Reading, Berkshire, England, the town was established in 1748. Upon the creation of Berks County in 1752, Reading became the county seat. The region was settled by emigrants from southern and western Germany, who bought land from the Penns.”

    As you can see, I am a person who loves history. I emailed Jaime to tell him how much more I would have enjoyed learning about history if it was presented in this manner.

    I am a Sr. IT Auditor working for a Healthcare Network. Far removed from academia. But I would have loved to have been instructed in this manner…I probably would have been a History Major (teaching certification) instead of an Accounting Major. However, I get to enjoy learning more now in my adulthood. (side note: my daughter is a History Major with her teacher’s certification…I must have done something right!)

    This is a fantastic endeavor; I plan to devour the Members Only material and hopefully learn from all the members.

    I look forward to this ongoing podcast and to interaction from the BHP Members!

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    Tancred
    Participant

    I grew up in Boyertown (pronounced Boya- tun to we Dutchies).

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