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Month: November 2017

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” ~ John Wooden

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” ~ John Wooden

Happy Thanksgiving. There is much to be grateful for in each of our lives. I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving. We arrived in Scottsdale six days ago. Diane and her husband Tim, along with Diane's son Alex and his fiance arrived Wednesday and left Friday. We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at the Desert Highlands club house where our AZ home is located. It was enjoyable having family here with us and the weather cooperated as well. It was a great Thanksgiving …

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HOME FROM AFRICA

HOME FROM AFRICA

This is a follow up to my last post about the trip to South Africa. On our return, we flew from Sigita in Kruger National Park after two weeks of viewing and photographing the animals in South Africa. A one hour charter flight to Johannesburg and after a short layover we continued on to Dubai. Following a several hour layover in Dubai we flew back to Seattle. Not counting the time spent between flights we were in the air twenty…

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PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA SR 1898 -1990

PAUL NICHOLAS 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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