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Month: August 2015

CHRIST THE REDEEMER OF THE ANDES

CHRIST THE REDEEMER OF THE ANDES

There have never been a war between Argentina and Chile, but in 1899 there was a dispute over the border between the two countries that became more serious. By Easter 1900 the armies of both countries were prepared to attack and war seemed inevitable. However, during Holy Week that year, a priest preached in Buenos Aires on Easter day a sermon that was a passionate appeal for peace. The sermon became repeated throughout the country. Word of the sermon reached the bishops…

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BARBARA “BOBBE” SCHLESINGER

BARBARA “BOBBE” SCHLESINGER

For many years Lita and I have been friends with a trial lawyer in Fort Lauderdale and his wife, Shelly and Bobbe Schlesinger. She died this January and at San Diego her husband and two trial lawyer sons  were with us attending a legal meeting where she was to be remembered. Lita gave a beautiful memory of her relationship with Bobbe and I'm reprinting it below. This is a part of the newspaper obituary:  Barbara Schlesinger , 82, of Golden Beach, passed away January 18, 2015 surrounded by her family….

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MY GRANDMOTHER MARIJA BABAROVICH Sept 21, 1863 to Aug 5, 1953

MY GRANDMOTHER MARIJA BABAROVICH Sept 21, 1863 to Aug 5, 1953

My maternal grandmother Marija Mattia Vulic 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've also  written  about her brave travel  from a small island in Croatia to Anacortes, Washington.  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2014/07/index.html I remember her vividly. A tall erect woman with hair piled…

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