Monthly Archives: May 2016

I Heard Marlene Dietrich Sing

For upcoming Memorial Say – third in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Saw some 1920’s photos when we had ended all the wars thinking we would all be rich livin’ fat and driving fancy cars But it didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Metal Storm

For upcoming Memorial Day – second in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Summer sun reflected off a wheel chair holding half the soldier he used to be in half the body he used to have the dent above his left … Continue reading

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On My Military Service

Toritto in Ethiopia – 1965 I never thought much about my military service after it was over. My young wife and I were glad I was out, discharged after four years in the army on November 17, 1967.  We disposed … Continue reading

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Green Cathedral

For upcoming Memorial Day – first in a series of Toritto’s war poetry The son of the Allentown butcher will lead the way point man on the sweep today through God’s heavenly green cathedral Verdant canopy reaching to heaven flickering sunlight … Continue reading

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Trump’s Butler

Donald Trump and his longtime butler Anthony Senecal From the Facebook page of Anthony Senecal Look at that dapper old guy!  He was Donald Trump’s butler for 17 years.  When he decided to retire the Donald talked him into staying … Continue reading

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Caitlyn and the Working Man

It is being reported today on CBS News and other sources that Caitlyn Jenner has made whispers of “sex change regret” and may transition back to Bruce within the next few years.   A “long time friend” has volunteered that Caitlyn “has … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Nerd – A Re-Post for Prom Season

  The Princess and the Nerd – May 1963 – At the Ft. Hamilton High School Prom. Did you ever think about how you got to where you are? Everyone does at one time or another. How did I get … Continue reading

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Late Easter News from Gramps

Star Wars Nerds Well Toritto is on his way to being a grandfather! My eldest lawyer daughter, 39,is pregnant with her first child and her thrilled lawyer husband is rapidly falling into his father to be role. They visited a … Continue reading

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An Honor Guard for Haile Selassie

“Toritto” in Ethiopia at 23 – looking maybe 17!  Once upon a time Toritto was a soldier; he spent four years of his life defending the nation against the evil empire.  He married his prom date some 5 weeks after … Continue reading

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Victory Day – May 9, 1945

The great war memorial to Mother Russia at Stalingrad (now Volgograd) under which 70,000 soldiers are buried Wait for me, and I’ll come back! Wait with all you’ve got! Wait, when dreary yellow rains Tell you, you should not. Wait when … Continue reading

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