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Month: August 2011

THE FISH OF HIS DREAMS

THE FISH OF HIS DREAMS

The Whidbey  News Times http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/whidbey/wnt/news/128101138.html  reports that Dan Dodds 62, went fishing off  the beach at Keystone Split between the Coupeville ferry landing and island County Driftwood Park early last Thursday morning. Dodds retired from  contracting work in 2000 and moved to the island. Dodds worked at the Coupeville liquor store.  He loved golfing and golf, but his true love was fishing. He had fished almost every other day this season and  had yet to catch anything. He was fishing…

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ANDREW JOHNSON – IMPEACHED TWICE AS PRESIDENT

ANDREW JOHNSON – IMPEACHED TWICE AS PRESIDENT

We all remember President Clinton's ordeal with Congress and the attempt to remove him from office. But, he's not the the only president who went through it. In fact Andrew Johnson went through it twice – both unsuccdessful He was the vice president under Abraham Lincoln. Johnson is remembered for the fact that when he took the oath of office on March 4, 1865 he had been drinking – a lot. Glassy eye and smelling of whiskey, he gave a rambling speech…

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OBSERVATONS ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN GIG HARBOR

OBSERVATONS ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN GIG HARBOR

One benefit of being confined to home with this leg locked straight the way it is,  is being  forced to take the time to enjoy the beautiful weather and being outside just enjoying  the day. Sitting outside this morning,  the sun was out and the temperature pleasant. The dogs were taking a nap.  A young bald eagle flew by, close to the house, making the unusual sound they do. It was pursued by two screeching sea  gulls. Usually it’s the crows that…

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A NOTE ABOUT FAMOUS RACEHORSES

A NOTE ABOUT FAMOUS RACEHORSES

Lita and I are finally back in Gig Harbor. While I am still getting antibiotic therapy for my knee and unable to drve, it's great to be home. This long neglected blog needs attention. We watched a wonderful film about a famous race horse which inspires this posting. I don't follow the races or go to the track, but there are champion horses worth hearing about. A couple of famous horses have ties to Washington state. Real Quiet was the name…

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Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 to 1953

Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 to 1953

 Marija Babarovich died on August 5th, 1953. She was my mother's mother – my grandmother. She died the year  I graduated from high school in Anacortes, Washington. Her life story is one of great courage and sacrifice involving immigration to America while not being able to speak English. I've previously talked about that in writing about my mother.https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/07/mary-thelma-luvera-.html.html  I remember her vividly. A tall erect woman with hair piled high on her head, she looked regal and carried herself in a way that projected dignity…

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