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Month: July 2017

A POLITICAL COMMENTARY ABOUT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

A POLITICAL COMMENTARY ABOUT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

Warning: If you are a Donald Trump supporter you won't like this blog posting.  My friend Mark D. Swendsen, Sr. and I have shared ideas including those dealing with politics. Mark has been a California attorney for four decades and a former hostage negotiator. He has published books and lectured. He has monitored the presidential campaign and Donald Trump. I asked him to comment on the Trump election and here are his views which I share: THE SECOND COMING Donald…

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REMEMBERING JOHN CARABBA, STANLEY BRUHN & DAVID WELTS

REMEMBERING JOHN CARABBA, STANLEY BRUHN & DAVID WELTS

I've written about John Carabba before. See https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2009/07/john-carabba-died-monday-july-14-2009-at-the-island-hospital-in-anacortes-he-had-fallen-on-the-friday-before-and-fractured.html John Carabba died Monday July 14, 2009 at the Island Hospital in Anacortes. He was born November 25, 1925. His background was the American story. After getting out of the navy at Whidbey Island he moved to Anacortes, my home town. He operated a Chevron service station at 12th and Commercial for many years, but over the time had many other successful business interests. My connection to John was his friendship with my dad…

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MARY BABAROVICH LUVERA 1905 – 2000

MARY BABAROVICH LUVERA 1905 – 2000

On an early Friday morning, July 7th 2000, my mother Mary Thelma Babarovich, died in her sleep at the San Juan Care Center. Her  death was not unexpected. After all, she was born on December 28, 1905 and was ninety four years old when she died. She had been in failing health for some time. Her passing was, in fact, a personal blessing to her as she had been ready to meet her maker for some time. I've published an…

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NICOLA LUVERA 1860 – 1956

NICOLA LUVERA 1860 – 1956

My grandfather, Nicola Luvera died in Anacortes on Independence Day, July 4, 1956 after living more then ninety years. My chief regret is that he spoke no English and I spoke no Italian so we never had a real conversation – only through my father's interpretation. Dad believed our family should speak English because we lived in America so my sisters and I never learned either parent's native language. My grandfather's story is one of courage and determination. After working in…

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