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Vitauts Turns 90

Vitauts Turns 90

Have Good Living It seems like there should be something written here about my dad who turned 90 years old on November 1, 2017. I have done some interviews and recordings with him over the years, and I used one line in the video I made for his party that stands out for me. “My …

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Springfield on a Saturday Night

Springfield on a Saturday Night

After teaching my 4th and final lesson for the first week of my two week CELTA training, I was happy to meet up with my old NeWP friend Cathie for a local’s tour of the town and some really good barbecue. We decided to go to Pappy’s Place, which is a tiny little bistro attached …

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Vitauts: May 22, 2017

Vitauts: May 22, 2017

Forgetting How to Cook I remember when my ex-ex-mother-in-law was ill or away for a few days. My ex-ex-father-in-law didn’t really know how to cook anything. This was a bit of a shock for me, but I guess it is a fairly common thing for American men of a certain generation. However, this has never …

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Vitauts in the Hospital: February 10-13

Vitauts in the Hospital: February 10-13

“Old Age is no Fun” After visiting Dr. S, we came home and it snowed. School was not called off on that Wednesday as it probably should have been, and I drove my Honda through the messy streets, picking up donuts for my morning class, and barely making it up Dodge street to 90th. By …

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Thursday: The Final Day

Thursday: The Final Day

Salaspils on Thursday January 5, 2017 Bruno set up a plan to come pick me up on Thursday morning, 11 a.m., and then take me back to Riga. There, I would spend the night at his flat, and we would drive to the airport together on Friday morning.  Again, I didn’t really sleep on Wednesday …

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Riga in the Snow 2017

Riga in the Snow 2017

Riga un Sniegs Daytime Edition January 2, 2017 Ansis challenged me to try the bus instead of driving to Riga. He said it would be a good way to get back and forth. He left me a schedule, which I lost, but that did not deter me. I spent part of my day on Sunday …

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Vitauts in Latvia 11: The Grasmanis Home

Vitauts in Latvia 11: The Grasmanis Home

Kakava (Pronounced Checkeva) Just outside of Riga, Ansis and Monta found an old property with a farmhouse on it. Their dream was to take the old house, fix it up, and create a place for their family of five to live and thrive. They were very successful in their endeavor. Ansis drove us out of …

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