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Behind the Signature: Bob Namanny

By: Anne Papineau, Journal staff writer
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A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Bob Namanny Lives in: Auburn since 1988 with wife, Patricia. The Namannys have six sons, “all grown and married.” Career: Retired since July 1 as postmaster of Meadow Vista. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour of Pakistan in 1968-69. “Americans have not seen poverty until you see a place like Pakistan. People live in two-room mud huts with an open-ditch sewer in the middle of the street and camel dung drying on the walls for cooking fuel.” Writing to the Journal: “There are several hot button issues that really get me. One is Wal-Mart coming to Auburn. I’m so dead set against that. I think most of our county supervisors would sell their mothers for a tax dime. They don’t give a hoot about the nature of our community.” Does for fun: “Music and writing. I direct our church choir (Auburn 3rd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). A highlight for me was singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. A lot of people remember my wife and me?in ‘Bravo,’ eight vocalists and two musicians. We’d sing a Fourth of July concert at the clocktower Downtown.” Most recent letter: “It’s high time to pay for arts in schools,” Sept. 29