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Old January 31 2009, 09:26 PM   #257
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny Book 2: Mere Mortals - (SPOILERS)

^ *beam*

Seriously, every time I see someone praise President Bacco, it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. The character was based on my late great-grandmother Grace DeBacco, whom I called "Nana." She was the matriarch of my mother's side of the family, siring ten children (of whom my maternal grandmother was the oldest) most born during the height of the Great Depression. My grandmother, great-aunts, and great-uncles are ten of the finest people you ever wanted to meet. Nana was one of the most amazing people I ever had the good fortune to encounter, much less be related to, and Nan Bacco was created as a tribute to her memory -- she died in 2003 at the age of 98, in her sleep, surrounded by all ten of her children.

So thank you, Jean-Luc Picard, and everyone else. And sorry for getting all mushy....
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