i have never known the town ever

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To whom it may concern, 

In the nearly 10 years that I have known Luke Danes, I have come to know him as an honest and decent man. He’s also one of the most kind and caring persons I have ever met. I’m a single mother, and I raised my daughter by myself, but once Luke Danes became my friend in this town, I never really felt alone. Luke and I have had our ups and downs over the years, but through it all, his relationship with my daughter, Rory, has never changed. He’s always been there for her no matter what. He was there to celebrate her birthdays. He was there cheering her on at her high school graduation. Luke has been a sort of father figure in my daughter’s life. With his own daughter, Luke wasn’t given the opportunity to be there for her first 12 years, but he should be given that opportunity now. Once Luke Danes is in your life, he is in your life forever. I know from personal experience what an amazing gift that is, and not to allow him access to his daughter would be to seriously deprive her of all this man has to offer, and he offers so much. Thank you for your time. 

Sincerely, Lorelai Gilmore

Dear Gaga,
So I never had any intentions of seeing ArtRave until one of my best friends asked me to go with her & she is one of the biggest Gaga fans I have ever met in my life, in her town she is known as Lindsay Gaga, so seeing her excitement during ArtRave was so cute I couldn’t even take it. But I am so happy that she offered to take me because I had no idea what to expect but it was one of the best nights I’ve ever had. ArtRave was one amazing concert that literally can never be topped. It was the best First Lady Gaga concert ever & now I definitely have to go to another one. Even though we weren’t as close to the stage as she wanted to be it was still amazing to even experience ArtRave and be in Gaga’s presence. Her passion for music is amazing. Literally I will never forget that night.

Love,

Your newest little monster Kayla

-Boston artRAVE

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Going to make a book out of all the artRAVE experiences.

“Felix, for example, tells about his wife’s parents. They were Americans who had come to help out with the Soviet experiment – young do-gooders who arrived when they heard about the famine devastating the new collective society.

The Stalinists, however, saw the idealistic Americans as spies and sent George Henry Kittell and his wife, Jeanette, to help run a chemical plant in the Central Asian town of Chimkent. They arrived in 1933 in a town that literally had corpses of the newly starved in the streets and met residents who joked (somehow the Russians manage to joke even in the worst times) that hunger was their new czar.

When Kittell’s plant did not produce enough drugs for its Kremlin-assigned quota, he was sent to a prison camp. He survived, but the Kittells did not live long enough to see the new Russia or to return to their homeland. Their daughter married Felix, and because she was American, they were allowed to move to the United States. They came in 1990, choosing an apartment that overlooks the Brighton Beach boardwalk.”

so….tfw you find out about your grandma’s/your own history through an article you found on google interviewing your grandpa who passed away in ‘98……………………….