Historical Macauley-isms

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“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he would never be found out.” -Thomas Babington Macauley Dad offered our own family version as from his father: “Don’t do anything you would not want published on the front page of tomorrow’s paper.” – John J. Macauley This philosophy runs in …

Comes From Words

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Comes From Words is available on real paper at amazon.com Here is a review by the WhoHarps-ist: I absolutely loved this book!! It’s fantasy with a side of steam-punk. The characters were beautifully personified. Lots of five and ten dollar words. I don’t know how Justine does it. The main character, Eliza, has an amazing personality, …

UN 1945, Signed

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A thank you letter to Dad 23 June 1945 for contributing to the San Francisco conference where the first United Nations Charter was written. Letter signed by V.K.Wellington Koo (ROC), Lord Halifax (UK), Gromyko (USSR), Edward Stettinius (US) “UN Charter Conference San Francisco 1945″

Army nostalgia

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Dad’s US Army Korea 1947-48.  Honorable discharge in 1948, I believe.. 31st Reg was assigned to 7th Inf by MacArthur in 1946-48 for Korea occupation, facing Soviets across the 38th parallel. Moved in 1948 to Hokkaido, Japan occupation Dad as Reservist was not called back for their Nov 1950 Inchon invasion.  Combat with Chinese at Old …

Oak Ridge Memorial Park

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  James C Macauley July 6, 1899 – July 1, 1973 Esther C Macauley May 17, 1900 – Feb 9, 1973   http://maps.google.com/maps?q=oak+ridge+memorial+park+san+jose&hl=en&ll=37.298257,-121.863512&spn=0.000557,0.000669&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.956929,87.626953&hnear=Norman+Y.+Mineta+Hwy&t=h&z=21

John J. Macauley

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John Joseph Macauley John passed away peacefully on November 10, 2009 after an extended illness.  At his side were his wife and three sons.  John was born in San Francisco on February 12, 1928, where he grew up and attendedPolytechnic High School (’45).  After graduation, he joined the US Army where he served in Korea.  He returned home to attend UC Berkeley (BS ’51).  For the next 39 …