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Month: December 2019

MAY THE PEACE OF CHRISTMAS BE YOURS THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR – HANUKKAH SAMEACH!

MAY THE PEACE OF CHRISTMAS BE YOURS THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR – HANUKKAH SAMEACH!

Our best Christmas wishes to each of you, your families and those with whom you have special relationships. To my friends who celebrate a significant religious holiday: Hanukkah Sameach or Happy Hanukkah. Hanukkah 2019 will begin in the evening December 22 and end in the evening of Monday December 30th. The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah or Chanukah is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and gatherings. The Hanukkah menorah, is a nine-branched…

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PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946 & ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910-1985

PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946 & ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910-1985

PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 My grandmother – dad's mother – died December 20, 1946 in Anacortes. She was an Italian grandmother who looked and sounded like what an Italian grandmother should. She Nonna spoke no English and was a wonderful cook who was always feeding us children something whenever we visited. I've written about her before: https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/12/phyllis-flippa-luvera-1870-1946.html.htm ELIZABETH "BETTY" BARNETT 1910 -1985 Betty Barnett was my wife Lita's mother who died December 20, 1985. I've written about this remarkable…

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FATE AND MY 1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CAR

FATE AND MY 1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CAR

Someone has said: "coincidence is God's way of being anonymous." Brett Lunsford, who is the director of the Anacortes Museum, recently sent me a photo of my mother and I standing next to a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air car. That car is connected to my living in Gig Harbor Washington and the role of fate in my life. The connection involves being born and raised in Anacortes and ending up in Gig Harbor. After graduating from Gonzaga law school in…

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