Category Archives: Diane H. Pavellas

The World Changed

I recently read an article by a person whose “world changed” at a young age by the event of “9/11” in New York City. My reading of her well-written memoir initiated a memory search for that moment in my life … Continue reading

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Diane Pavellas, 1942 – 2011: In Pursuit of Joy and Beauty

Diane’s life is best appreciated through memories and impressions evoked from an album of photographs presented here. Diane Helen Pavellas was born at Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, 27 August, 1942. We were then living in the new Sunnydale Housing … Continue reading

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Thinking about Memories

26 April 2009 I thought of my father as Eva and I walked along the wooded path beside the lake. He’s dead nine years now, but he and his stories, his life story, are still with me. He seemed to … Continue reading

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“Position of Elsewhere”

This abstract phrase is the title of an hour-long piece in the repertoire of the Cullberg Ballet troupe, danced to the music of Jean-Louis Huhta. It was my great pleasure to see it performed recently at the Vitabergs Park Theatre, … Continue reading

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Wisdom From Oz

Johnny Dooit’s Song: The only way to do a thing Is do it when you can, And do it cheerfully, and sing And work and think and plan. The only real unhappy one Is he who dares to shirk; The … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Artemis Helen Pagonis Pavellas, RIP

A eulogy for, and brief biography of, my mother who died at age 90… The fates were such that my sister Diane and I were able to conduct a memorial for mom at my oldest daughter’s house in San Jose … Continue reading

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San Francisco During The Great Depression, WWII, FDR, Brooklyn, Berkeley and the US Navy

I have been writing a memoir of the years 1937-1958, dated from my birth to when I mustered out of the U.S. Navy at age 21. Before recounting my actual memories, and the memories of what family members have told … Continue reading

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