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Thread #116204   Message #2493637
Posted By: Mary Katherine
14-Nov-08 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk & Penny Lang's son ?
Subject: RE: Dave Ronk & Penny Lang's son
As a close friend of Dave's for over 45 years, I can say that Dave always said he had no children. A rumor had come up once or twice over the years that there was a son in Canada; Dave always said that although he had known the child's mother long before, the timing was wrong. I do not know if this is the same person making the same claim, or someone different. In any case, Dave specifically denied ever having fathered a child. A simple DNA test can, of course, prove right or wrong, yes or no. Dave's body was cremated, so no DNA is possible from that source, but he left living relatives on both sides.

Dave would not have denied a child if there was one. Au contraire.

I hesitate to bring this up (again) with Dave's widow, Andrea, and unless the person is attempting to make some kind of legal claim on Dave's estate, there is probably no reason to bother her about it.