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Month: August 2013

OUR TRIP TO ALASKA

OUR TRIP TO ALASKA

Lita and I just returned from a short trip to Alaska where I gave a talk to the Alaska Trial Lawyers and I was again struck by the raw beauty of this great state. I first saw Alaska in high school when I began working  on the the Anacortes purse seine boats. I started  out as a 9th grader working in the skiff and boats with a crew of grown men, many of whom were from Croatia and spoke limited…

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THE MYSTERY OF THE HIGHWAY ANGEL

THE MYSTERY OF THE HIGHWAY ANGEL

On August  4th 19 year old Katie Lentz was hit head on while driving on a Missouri highway. It happened 9 am on Sunday morning. She was on a rural road with traffic backed up in each direction. She was trapped in the twisted wreckage but conscious. The emergency workers and police could not extricate her with the “jaws of death” they had with them after 45 minutes of trying. The trapped girl had asked the workers to please pray for…

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Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 9/21/1863 to 8/5/1953

Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 9/21/1863 to 8/5/1953

My maternal grandmother Marija Babarovich died on August 5th, 1953. 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 and…

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RANDOM QUOTES, NOTES AND IDEAS

RANDOM QUOTES, NOTES AND IDEAS

Well, I've collected some notes from different things I've read so I've decided to share them with you as a random ideas for  whatever benefit you might get from them. Here they are. Wisdom from The Movies Jimmy Stewart played the role of Elwood P Dowd in the 1950 movie, Harvey. Elwood offered up this advice: "in this world, Elwood, you must be – she always called me Elwood – in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or…

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