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  •  I may ask you for a quick "interview" (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

    (that is, answering a few questions about your own experience, off the record or on, your choice) via KosMail as I prepare it. Since you have first hand knowledge of what I'm talking about, and my British relatives today are far removed from that and deeply disinterested in digging all that up again.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 04:12:32 PM PST

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    •  No father was in a 'reserved' ... (3+ / 0-)

      ....occupation, but had to take his turn as a 'fire watcher', and we were near-missed by a 250kg bomb courtesy of the Luftwaffe. My late m-i-l built Spitfire wings; I had an Uncle in the Grenadier Guards, and another who served in the British Army at the local P.O.W camp that allowed Leutnant Franz von Werra to escape! (see, 'The One That Got Away')

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:53:09 PM PST

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