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  1. Lori Liguori
    August 13, 2020 @ 16:40

    Such a beautiful post, Tim. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:20

      Thanks, Lori!!

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  2. Ann Zarella
    August 13, 2020 @ 16:51

    Dear Tim, this was so interesting and touching to me, because my grandson, Lucas is in high school in Rio, and his sister, Kaylee is with me and about to enter her senior year of college. I am learning about Brazil and the strong family culture involved, but racial discrimination is seldom mentioned. Thank you!

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:21

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Ann. Hope all is well in NJ.

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  3. Natalie Malison
    August 13, 2020 @ 17:52

    I am Michael Malison’s Mom. He shared this with me because he knew how much it would touch my heart. Wonderful touching story. Natalie Malison

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:22

      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad Michael shared it with you!

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  4. Elaine Temel
    August 13, 2020 @ 21:24

    Tim – This is truly a lovely piece. A friendship that stands the test of time, and spans generations is a precious gift.

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:23

      It truly is. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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  5. Stephanie E Izzo
    August 13, 2020 @ 22:12

    This really touched me. Thank you for sharing these windows with us, they are truly fascinating.

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:28

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed it. Hello to Thomas!

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  6. Valerie Gilson
    August 14, 2020 @ 00:22

    Thank you, Tim, for sharing this in such a beautiful way. Hopefully it will inspire others to open their hearts and lives despite their fears.

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:34

      Thanks for your comment, Valerie! Hope you and Vic are doing well.

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  7. Dee Freitas
    August 14, 2020 @ 20:03

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story.

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:34

      My pleasure! Thanks for reading.

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  8. Diane
    August 15, 2020 @ 13:44

    Tim, What a beautiful story of how a chance encounter would bring you and others so much joy through the decades. The trust, attention, friendship and eventually love that you shared with Pércio and Alex during your years in their town enriched not just you but their entire family. Who would’ve known that your sons would get to meet those two wonderful boys and their families on a future trip to Brazil.

    Our friendship started with a chance encounter as well, and though we do not see each other very often anymore it has endured for 37 years. I’m so glad you decided to send postcards out by snail mail during the pandemic. It reminded me of when I used to be thrilled to get your letters from Bolivia or Brazil so many years ago.

    I look forward to reading your next post.

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    • Tim
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:38

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Diane! It was amazing to have the boys meet them and watch them all interact. Yes, we have many memories – my friends always tell me to write about the ice cream holdup story! Haven’t started my next post yet, but my goal is to have another one out within two weeks.

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  9. Shannon Bruchal
    August 16, 2020 @ 15:09

    Thanks for sharing this! I love that you all are still in touch after all these years. I rather miss letter writing in these days of instantaneous reactions. There’s something about handwritten letters and postcards that isn’t captured in emails and texts. And the photos are beautiful. You are blessed. 🙂

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    • Tim
      August 18, 2020 @ 00:24

      Thanks for your comment, Shannon! It’s true that emails and texts are definitely lacking. Nice to hear from you – hope all is well!

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  10. Karen Champ
    August 17, 2020 @ 18:06

    I love to read these stories and get to know more about your wonderful adventures. Being so busy at work makes it hard to have detailed conversations and get to know more about each other. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Tim
      August 18, 2020 @ 00:25

      Yes, definitely hard to have conversations in that busy office! Thanks for reading, Karen!

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  11. Caique Conceicao
    August 20, 2020 @ 19:37

    Hello, Tim!

    I’m from Brazil and met your son, Ricky, in San Francisco, we lived at the same hotel for a couple of months.
    I came here because he told me a lot about you and after reading this I can see all his words are true. You’re fantastic! What a wonderful story!

    Te desejo tudo de melhor na sua vida! Um grande abraço!

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    • Tim
      August 20, 2020 @ 19:47

      Muito obrigado, Caíque! Um abraço pra você.

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  12. Christopher McLean
    August 21, 2020 @ 16:58

    Tim- these recollections, photos, and lessons learned from your experiences truly made my day. Thanks for reminding me about what’s important. Snail mail coming your way soon!
    Stay well,
    Chris

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    • Tim
      August 23, 2020 @ 12:08

      Thanks, Chris! Great to hear from you. I think I have some Europe stories to write about someday. Have a good start to the school year.

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  13. VickyAnn
    August 25, 2020 @ 03:11

    I know you told me about your families from Brazil but reading about them through your writing is even better…now I know why we were safe in Vietnam …prayers from Maria Luíza in the Bible. And the reference given from our hotel clerk in 2017, that you were Timothy from the Bible and you needed to take me to church. I always seem to meet nice people with you and see why you’ve had a lot of practice at it. So nice that you compiled this history with all the great memories and photos.. awaiting the next adventure!

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    • Tim
      August 25, 2020 @ 13:28

      Yes, we were protected, and we met some wonderful people. Thanks for the comment! (I was about to call and see if you’d read my post.)

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