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The Oral Tradition

Last week, I traveled up to Massachusetts to attend the memorial service for my uncle, John Juergen  Bubbers, who died in May after a long illness.  I was reunited with my cousins most of whom I’ve not seen in many … Continue reading

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Racing to the Bottom

Christmas Day, 1965. The night before, when my family opened our presents, I had been given by Santa Claus, a small drum set, a GI Joe, and a little plastic guitar with the faces of John, Paul, George, and Ringo … Continue reading

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Gifts Epilogue: Christmas 1979

An epilogue to the previous post, “Gifts.” On Christmas Day of 1979, my parents, my sisters, and I drove out to Stony Brook to visit with Oma and Opa.  Opa was in the terminal stage of the cancer that would … Continue reading

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