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Month: August 2016

SOME RANDOM ANECDOTES & ADVICE – whether you want them or not

SOME RANDOM ANECDOTES & ADVICE – whether you want them or not

Someone has said that free advice is not always worth the price, but I am not intimidated because when you are as old as I am you stop worrying about what other people think. Dr. Daniel Amen MD has a "18/40/60 Rule" which is: At age 18 we are worried about what everybody is thinking of us. At 40 we stop caring what other people think of us because we think we are pretty special. Then, by age 60, we finally realize that nobody has been…

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AIN’T I A WONDER AND AIN’T YOU A WONDER TOO!

AIN’T I A WONDER AND AIN’T YOU A WONDER TOO!

That's the title of a best selling book written by Jess Lair a Montana university professor and published in 1977. In it he talks about self worth and how we should see how wonderful we were created to be even with all our faults I was reminded of the book one day  while listening to the radio in my car to a sermon by evangelist Joel Osteen which he titled "Seeing Yourself as a Masterpiece." In his talk he  said too…

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MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH August 8, 1953

MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH August 8, 1953

My maternal grandmother Marija Vulic died on August 8th, 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…

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