...is in love with words. I retired as a high-school history teacher in June, but I finally wrote a book, about my California home town, which made a year's work a true labor of love. In 1941, it was a farm town, near the sea, of 1,090 souls. It was also a town of immigrants, people who very much like my ancestors--they were from the Azores, Japan, and the Philippines--and the book is largely about their children, who would carry the burden of the war. I think the writing is something I got from Wicklow immigrants. If that's true, then it's come through four generations, and that makes this a special Thanksgiving

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Comment by Gerry Regan on November 27, 2015 at 9:51am

Jim, I am pleased to learn of your work. We'd particularly relish sharing some of the Irish American experience in Arroyo Grande during the war, as your time and energy allow. Ger


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Comment by That's Just How It Was on December 3, 2015 at 11:20am

Jim, , I hail from Bray Co Wicklow ... I am really glad that you got around to writing your book.  Some time ago ,,, I do recall that when you retired you woudl do . Well done ... 

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