Oscar

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© Joe Dunckel
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Our neighbor in Michigan for over twenty-seven years. He made it to 97. He was sharp as a tack until the end. Great storyteller. A second Grandpa. WW2 Vet, told me about being with the first U.S. Army group to enter Japan after the war. He was a Union Organizer in the late 40's and early 50's, just a great man! Every day he had two Milwaukee's Best, a Cigar, and a shot of Jack. (I'm surprised the Milwaukee's Best didn't kill him. Talk about nasty beer!) We miss him.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Great portrait! We can learn a lot from these old guys if we'll just listen.

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Nice portrait, great story!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   said (14 Apr 2012):

    You got that right Donald, and thanks Melissa!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Loving portrait. Too bad it's not within man to listen.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Great photo and story. My Great Grandmother made it to 97. She had a shot of red wine every night! She always told us that it was for medicinal purposes only. LOL!!!!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Apr 2012):

    Gorgeous!!

  • Lev Lerner

    Lev Lerner   gave props (19 May 2012):

    Great portrait and great story about good man!

  • Lisa

    Lisa gave props (19 May 2012):

    great story and nice portrait !

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    I love him and never met him. Another great portrait.

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