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Back in the old days when our kids played soccer, etc..


we had so many friends and so did our boys. And one Mom and Dad were from Croatia. She is named "Boyanna" and his name is "Duje" (not sure about the spelling) but is pronounced "Duhia". Anyway, the story went that her family immigrated to the states and lived in Connecticut and when the time came as she was growing up, it was time for her to take a trip back to see relatives and of course, to meet a husband. She told the story of being on a boat that came into the harbor and there were all these local boys that would swim up to the boat and those on board the boat, would toss coins for them to dive for. And that is how Boyanna met that local boy, Duje, who dove for her coins. They eventually got married and came back to the U.S. Very romantic. Bob runs into them once in awhile at Costco, etc. and he is still coaching youth soccer. They still look the same. They have two sons, the youngest was our son's age and friend. They told stories of the days back home and one thing I remember so well, is Duje and his grandmother's olive oil. He and his brother used to go fishing for wild salmon every year in Alaska and one time we had a party with his fresh salmon grilled that had been marinated in his native olive oil, etc. And omg! We never forgot that. So good.

I don't know if they go back and visit anymore but they always told us stories of the beauty of their country. So anyone of you who like to travel, you should go there, for me.

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Posted: 07/06/2019 at 10:48PM



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