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Month: December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 2013

When we are very young time seems to move ever so slowly. When we are in our teens we are anxious to be grownups. When we are in our twenties it seems there are so many goals  we must accomplish before we are "old." Then middle age comes upon us and each birthday with a zero in it makes us worry about getting old. If you are blessed to live as long as I have, you notice that after sixty…

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MY MOTHER IN LAW ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910 – 1985

MY MOTHER IN LAW ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910 – 1985

I've written about this extraorindary woman every year since her death. Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Devitt, who was born December 5, 1910 in Butte,Montana and died December 20, 1985 in Puyallup. Her children included my wife, Lita, Devitt (deceased) Hollis, Barbara and Monica. She was a very remarkable woman in so many respects. She was also someone for whom I had a great deal of admiration, respect and love. For a complete biography of this amazing person please see https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2012/12/elizabeth-catherine-barnett-1910-1995.html.html     I loved…

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PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946

PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946

My grandmother on dad's side of the family, Phyllis Filippa Luvera died in Anacortes, Washington on December 20, 1946. By coincidence, that is also the day my wife's mother Elizabeth Barnett died. Nonna Luvera was born in Italy May 26, 1870 and spoke little English. Since dad believed the children should speak English we never learned Italian and could only communicated with her through dad. She was typical Italian grandmother, an excellent cook and who was always feeding us something. She…

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LUVERA’S GROCERY STORE & SALMON FISHING IN ANACORTES

LUVERA’S GROCERY STORE & SALMON FISHING IN ANACORTES

I’m happy to be back in circulation again. Seven weeks ago My law partners  andI started a jury trial in Seattle involving a woman who had gone into a hospital in Wenatchee for a ten minute elective laser  surgery on her vocal cord. She was to go home the same day, but the doctors caused an intense fire in her throat during surgery when the oxygen and laser combined with the tube in her throat. She had to be airlifted…

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