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An Ode To My Father On The Fourth Of July

Victor H. Napier High School Graduation Photo 1938

My father, Victor H. Napier, was born in Portland Oregon on May 7, 1920.

Imagine the world he was seeing when graduating from high school in 1938.

As he looked to the east, my father would have seen the Dust Bowl, and tens of thousands streaming towards California, immortalized in the John Steinbeck book, the Grapes of Wrath. He would have seen Washington DC, and…

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