Remembering Russ Anderson (Who Always Had a Joke)

Remembering Russ Anderson (Who Always Had a Joke)

Following is the second in a series of oral histories from the people featured in the book Faces of a Fish Empire. (Read the first story here.) Jim Laur (pictured above, left) remembered the following story about driving the Empire Fish truck with his co-workers Russ...
Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Learning How to Fillet a Fish – by Juan Carrasco

Following is the first in a series of oral histories from the people featured in the book Faces of a Fish Empire. Juan Carrasco attended the gallery opening of my Dad’s photography exhibit and remembered the following story. (You can read the second one here.) “I...
Writing my Father’s Obituary: Tom Kutchera, 1932 – 2016

Writing my Father’s Obituary: Tom Kutchera, 1932 – 2016

Woody Allen said, “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Needless to say, that was how I felt about my father’s impending death. He had cancer for 6 years. It had metastasized and we knew that the end was near. I felt the same way...
Eulogy for My Father

Eulogy for My Father

Today, Memorial Day, I would like to share with you the eulogy that I gave for my father who served in the U.S. Army and passed away this past March.   Good morning everyone.   My father liked to say that he only had two paying jobs his entire career: the...