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Month: November 2016

ALL I KNOW IS WHAT I READ IN THE PAPERS

ALL I KNOW IS WHAT I READ IN THE PAPERS

That's a quote from Will Rogers who said : "All I know is what I read in the papers…" Rogers was born in 1879 and was a vaudeville performer, comedian and motion picture actor. He died the year I was born in 1935. That year Wiley Post, a nationally known pilot, and Rogers left Lake Washington in Renton on a float plane for a tour of Alaska. In August they had left Fairbanks in bad weather. About 20 miles SW…

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OVER OR UNDER THE WALL? ON TO CABO SAN LUCAS

OVER OR UNDER THE WALL? ON TO CABO SAN LUCAS

On Sunday, we are flying to Mexico, to stay at the beautiful Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood resort in Los Cabos. It is located on the ocean between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. The flight from Seattle takes four hours and it is a twenty five minute drive to the hotel. This is a five star hotel we have stayed at more than several times and have always enjoyed a very relaxing and pleasant experience. There…

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DONALD TRUMP MADE ME FALL DOWN

DONALD TRUMP MADE ME FALL DOWN

The morning after the presidential vote was counted, I was walking in downtown Seattle, hurrying to get back to our hotel when I tripped and fell landing on the sidewalk splitting my lip and breaking a tooth. I had planned to blame it on Donald trump's election because I was upset but, the truth is I was not being careful. A very kind young man, Albert, helped me  up and then walked me the remaining several blocks back to the hotel and made sure I was all right. I was upset enough…

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PAUL LUVERA SR 1898 – 1990

PAUL LUVERA SR 1898 – 1990

Today is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. Born on March 25, 1898, he died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I've published details of his extraordinary life many times. See  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/11/dad-1.html for a complete history of his life.   Dad was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Niccola and Fillippa Luvera. His father and oldest brother left for Canada where they worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad installing tracks until they earned…

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