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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Tucson Salvage

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Think she could grow the economy like the present one?

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Posted by CW13 on 06/20/2019 at 3:57 PM

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Good one.
Our culture often prides itself on personal, creative, individuality and identity...until the person next to us is different. Margie Bakker walks the walk of independent thinking, individuality, creative resourcefulness, intelligence and most importantly, universal love for all. Is she interested in running for president?

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Posted by ronko on 06/20/2019 at 1:42 PM

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I so remember going to Giorsettis when I would visit my family in Duddleyville. They had the best bologna and cheese! I remember going in with my Uncle Jerry and his family! Great memories!

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Posted by Aislon Burnam-Sheets on 06/16/2019 at 5:04 PM

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Fantastic piece. Thank you.

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Posted by Michael Sweet on 06/04/2019 at 3:16 PM

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Wow your story and the style in which you write brought back my very own scary path I was on years ago I'm very blessed to have survived those streets and those people I still think about just about every single person and there tragic story and I wish at times it wouldn't weigh so heavy on my heart but then again my heart is what makes me who I am so I pray and pray my own baby sister is still out in those very sites so ice seen that cool bike a few times lol God bless you all and pray for those lost God is awesome you'll see....

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Posted by David Monreal on 05/31/2019 at 1:16 AM

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A stunning piece of writing.

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Posted by Don Berry on 05/30/2019 at 8:26 AM

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Love the writing style. Unique authors personality seeps through the storytelling. Friendly voice yet intelligent. The words flow smoothly making reading easy and conversational. Reminds me of Twain. Great story! Need to buy this book.

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Posted by Vicki Taylor on 05/16/2019 at 8:27 PM

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Loved this story. You always find the coolest people...people who are memorable. After I read your articles I feel transformed on sone levels...like I have connected the real spirits of people that are real.

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Posted by Virginia Trickett on 05/16/2019 at 2:33 PM

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I am humbled and proud of my heritage. Born and raised in my community is something engraved in my heart. I would never regret or change the way I was raised in Winkelman. Respecting elders and having pride outweighs mining problems. Sports, hunting,fishing and community. Coaches and teachers where are extended parents. Successful people were and are born here. Thank you for your on the spot writing and grabbing my soul. Love you Ruby, I will always be knee high to you.

Mike Apodaca

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Posted by Michael Apodaca on 05/10/2019 at 9:00 PM

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As 1 of the last few here in Winkelman. I truly regret not having left after the 1993 flood when we lost our home. We stayed and rebuilt here. Only to have our children have the good sense to leave. We own one of the nicer homes. But is worth Squat do to its location. Stuck in a dying town. Where the childhood memories are great. But the current toothless zombies that roam and destroy more of our dead/dying town.

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Posted by Frances Hanley Falquez on 05/06/2019 at 3:48 PM

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I grew up in Hayden, graduated from Hayden High School. I remember Giorsetti's, Big Jim's, , Chevy Car Dealership, Gordon's etc. I lived there when it was a town. Although there were limited things for us to do, somehow we kept busy and found things to do. I remember my Dad coming home with his hard hat and his lunch pail after a hard day at work. I remember my childhood walking up to town with my best friend to purchase candy at either the drug store or Peobles grocery store., Down town Hayden consisted of furniture store, two clothing stores, a drug store, the Bull Pen, the Valley bank, library, post office and of course the swimming pool. learned to swim in that pool and spent many summers living at the pool. It's sad to see how the two towns have deteriorated so much over the years, but I had a happy childhood and it was a great place to grow up. Still have dreams about the place.

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Posted by Teresa Placencio Peru on 05/06/2019 at 9:24 AM

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The writing by Brian Smith was superb. Giorsetti's is a Winkelman landmark. It's really the only business left that keeps it feeling alive. I'm grateful each time I go back to visit to be able to walk in and see it virtually unchanged since my childhood. The same creaks in the floor, the same giant pickles individually wrapped and held with a string bow, that amazing chorizo, and the same faces behind the counter. This article had only made me even fonder of it. What an amazing story and contribution to our little town. Thank you to the Giorsetti family for all the memories and keeping the store own all the years! <3

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Posted by Los N Jen Suarez on 05/05/2019 at 10:44 PM

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My father grew up next door to Giorsetti's where the Post Office is. He and Provino were best friends. It's great to hear the history.
B Quintana Hill

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Posted by Bev Quintana Hill on 05/05/2019 at 9:59 PM

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THANK YOU! BRIAN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT OUR TOWN AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE AND CONTINUE TO LIVE THERE. I GROW UP THERE IN WINKELMAN AND LEFT THERE 1970 AND NEVER RETURNED TO LIVE THERE. MY FAMILY THE SELLICK'S HAD MANY FAMILY MEMBERS WHO GROW UP THERE AND WORKED IN THE MINES. MY GRANDFATHER LIVED ALL HIS LIFE IN THE WINKELMAN AREA. I STILL REMEMBER TAKING MY GRANDMOTHER TO GIORSETTI'S TO SHOP. IT'S NOT THE SAME WINKELMAN WE HAD KNOW FROM 60'S AND 70'S BUT IT'S OUR HOME AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES GROWING UP THERE. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT STORY!! STEVE SOLANO

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Posted by Steve Solano on 05/05/2019 at 6:55 PM

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In the 90's I owned a tire store in Winkelman called Milligans Tires. I remember Provino, Ruth, William and Jeff. I was at their store just about every day for lots of different things since the store had a big variety of merchandise. Ruby was always smiling. Jeff was the go getter and William was very quiet. I reading about them and seeing a picture of them. Thanks, Barb

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Posted by Barb on 05/05/2019 at 6:03 PM

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Great article. I am honored to have been a friend of the Giorsette Family.

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Posted by Jason Collinsworth on 05/05/2019 at 5:19 PM

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Thanks. Great article. I grew up in Hayden and know the family well

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Posted by Preston Shoaf on 05/05/2019 at 2:45 PM

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Brian; I did not intend to read the story, but your writing style roped me in. Thanks, Karl Traul

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Posted by Karl Traul on 05/02/2019 at 1:55 PM

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Drivers dont get cited because society gives us a pass. Thats starting to change but we need publications like the Weekly to get on board. When describing a collision involving a motor vehicle dont attribute it to the vehicle. The truck didnt hit Popeye, the driver did.

Also, drop the term accident. When an outside force is not involved these crashes and wrecks are *never* an accident. Faulty manufacturing, poor maintenance, and especially lack of due care while driving are all 100% preventable by a person making a better choice. The smoldering wreckage and broken bodies of a motor vehicle collision are consequences, not accidents.

Driving is by far the most dangerous thing most people will ever do. Its past time to (once again) see it for what it is. Maybe then tens of thousands of people wouldnt be killed year after year after year.

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Posted by StrawHousePig on 04/12/2019 at 10:58 AM

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What a fabulous read! Yet another instance of Brian Smith stopping and listening to the life stories of people we pass by everyday on the street. Thank you for continuing to remind us that everyone has a story worth telling.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 04/04/2019 at 1:23 PM

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