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French Friday: Louise Eugénie Martin
By     |    Feb 3, 2012
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French Friday: Louise Eugénie Martin

My memories of my paternal grandmother are of a gregarious, lovely, warm woman who would have to run through every one of her children and grandchildren’s names before she got to yours when you made her mad (her English was also impaired by anger). She loved John Kennedy and Shirley Temple, almost as much as she loved us. I remember that when she and my grandfather addressed each other as read more...

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: U.S.S. President Polk
By     |    Feb 1, 2012
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Almost Wordless Wednesday: U.S.S. President Polk

A prelude to French Friday: The U.S.S. President Polk departed Noumea on October 23, 1945 with Louisette Martin Aponte (my paternal grandmother), her 3 year old son (my Dad), and 5 month old daughter (Aunt Linda), bound for San Francisco during Operation Magic Carpet. I encourage you to visit the links above to understand what this trip must have been like. Looking at the passenger list (which I have to read more...

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