The Anacortes Museum has an incredible collection of material about Anacortes which includes photos and videos. See collection at: http://www.cityofanacortes.org/museum. Here are a few that have a connection to my family.
This is a photo of my dad Paul Luvera, Sr. who took up totem pole carving in his retirement. The story has been recounted elsewhere in this blog but this photo captures it well
It's hard to imagine any couple looking more old world Italian then dad's parents. Nicola & Philipa Luvera
Here is a photo of Nonno, working for the Canadian Pacific Railroad, holding his shovel while installing tracks with other immigrants from Italy. The next photo with my arm around him demonstrates that he was barely over 5 feet tall. The last one of Nonno, I and dad shows his wonderful handlebar mustache.
Not everyone has a relative whose honesty was so well known in Anacortes that it was noted on his headstone: "Known among men as honest John." John was my mother's father's brother who had owned the first purse seine boat in Anacortes that had power instead of sails and rowing.
You can' talk about Anacortes without noting it's connection to purse seine fishing. Here's the way it was done when I was commercially fishing and there were abundant salmon everywhere.
This is the 1952-1953 basketball team. I'm in the back row with my hero and mentor coach William Taylor behind me. That's manager Romaine Soucy, my classmate in the front
I wasn't selected as class speaker at my high school graduation because of my grades, that's for sure, but because I was student body president.