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Month: March 2014

BOOK “THE BOYS IN THE BOAT”

BOOK “THE BOYS IN THE BOAT”

This is a compelling story by Daniel James Brown not only because of the excellent story telling but because it involves the University of Washington crew that went to Berlin and won the eight oar crew Olympics race of 1936. For me, it also had a personal connection in the stroke on the boat was Don Hume who graduated from my high school in Anacortes. All of the members of this crew were from Washington. Places like Anacortes, Squim, Lynden and other places…

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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990

 My father in law, Hollis Barnett died on March 22nd 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple whoI grew to love. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 83. Hollis was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman "Herm" Burke Barnett, was a National Park Ranger….

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WRONG WAY CORRIGAN & WRONG WAY REIGELS

WRONG WAY CORRIGAN & WRONG WAY REIGELS

Unless you are as old as I am I'll bet you've never heard of "Wrong Way, Corrigan." About 76 years ago, on July 17, 1938 at 5:15 AM a 31 year old pilot, Douglas Corrigan, climbed into the cockpit of his airplane and flew from Brooklyn New York for Los Angeles. At least  he had reported before leaving that Los Angeles was his destination that morning. Instead a little after takeoff the plane turned sharply over the Atlantic ocean and disappeared into…

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SURVIVING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

SURVIVING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

The tragic loss of the Malaysian airplane brings us face to face with death. We are all familar with  death in some form whether it is a friend, spouse, family member or even a loved pet. Unfortunately, the kind of support the survivor gets from family and well intentioned people isn't helpful.  Sometimes  people think they are doing a favor by encouraging the survivor to get over the death and move on, but they have no idea what that person…

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MY GRANDFATHER PETER BABAROVICH 1861 – 1935

MY GRANDFATHER PETER BABAROVICH 1861 – 1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in the Adriatic Sea. He died in Anacortes, Washington March 5, 1935 see:  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2012/03/peter-babarovich-1861-1935.htm I was born on February 21, 1935 and he died on March 5th of that year. I had no opportunity to know this unique man. He and my grandmother had seven children all of whom, except my mother Mary, were born in on a small island Brac off the…

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