He’s a Poet And Now You Know It

81-year-old Gig Harbor resident Milan Mikich was tending a garden of native wildflowers and shrubs behind Scandia Gaard when News Tribune columnist Emily Walker first met him in August of 1970. The slender, gray-haired native of Vojvodina, Yugoslavia had emigrated to the United States when he was 15 years old in 1904. He enjoyed singing with the Tacoma Oratorio Society and the Sibelians and he loved to write poetry that reflected his love of nature and a deep religious feeling. Mr. Mikich was honored by his many friends at the Scandia Gaard in November of 1970 in appreciation of all his kindness and joy he brought to all.

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