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Aunt Helene's Birthday
Aunt Helene's Birthday
My Earliest Memory 
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CMHS_MercianAR_2013_Web
CMHS_MercianAR_2013_Web
 
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Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom
Memories and Some Regrets 
4
Leo Stanley Oral Interview
Leo Stanley Oral Interview
 
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Marching to a Different Drummer
Marching to a Different Drummer
The Beat Goes On 
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Monsignor Thomas J Hayes
Monsignor Thomas J Hayes
His Life 
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Steady, Tranquille, Steady family name
Steady, Tranquille, Steady family name
Some Clues 
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Taps and Tears
Taps and Tears
Memorial Day Remembrances 
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The City
The City
Remembrances about San Francisco 
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The San Quentin prison doctor
The San Quentin prison doctor
 
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Uncle Charlie and Uncle Harry
Uncle Charlie and Uncle Harry
Charles and Harry Arvidson Remembered 

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