Monthly Archives: December 2014

Nochebuena in South Florida!

A re-post for Christmas from last year Well it was Nochebuena, Christmas Eve in South Florida and Nochebuena in South Florida means pig roasting.  This Brooklyn bred, Staten Island New Jersey Italian guy was going to partake in a 500 … Continue reading

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Reds

Fine red cloth covering an altar in a corner of grandma’s room away from the window Old Italian woman wife and mother did you ever miss the tall windows of Naples in high Summer? Moonlight never shined o’er her bed … Continue reading

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Toritto, Greeks, Turks and Ouzo

Toritto at the Acropolis – 1994   It’s 1994 and the Great American Travel Company sends me off to Athens to take a look at local operations. I haven’t been to Greece since 1966; Athens was a stop on my way … Continue reading

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Christmas at Kagnew Station

I spent the Christmas of 1964 and ‘65 at Kagnew Station. Where you ask is Kagnew Station? Kagnew was the 4th U.S. Army Security Agency Field Station in Asmara, Eritrea. Yes. We had and still have troops just about everywhere. … Continue reading

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Maoz Tzur

for Hannukah . ——————————————-

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Personent Hodie – 14th Century

 Personent hodie voces puerulae, laudantes iucunde qui nobis est natus, summo Deo datus, et de virgineo ventre procreatus. . In mundo nascitur. pannis involvitur praesepi ponitur stabulo brutorum, rector supernorum. perdidit spolia princeps infernorum. . Magi tres venerunt. parvulum inquirunt, … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tragedy – 1975

I can still feel the moment. Christmas Eve 1975. The day our carefree life ended and a decade of heartache began. We married in 1963 and our 12th anniversary was coming up in 4 days. We had no children the first ten … Continue reading

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