Monthly Archives: December 2016

Billy and Me – New Year’s Eve 1959

f New Year’s Eve, 1959. It was a mild winter evening in Brooklyn that year. A good night to be in Times Square…not that we were there. We locals always thought Times Square was for tourists. Billy and me were walking the Coney Island boardwalk. Next year – … Continue reading

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Return of the Jedi

The Force Awakens! 🙂 (Yes I know.  I’m turning into one of THOSE grandparents.) .

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Bibi and the Fireside Tweet

  ✔ @realDonaldTrump We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but…….not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and … Continue reading

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It Would Have Been our 53rd Anniversary

JoAnn Marie Louise Romanelli – Scarangello at 17.  We were married six months later on December 28, 1963. The Prom – May 25, 1963  Dinner at the Statler – Hilton The wedding – December 28, 1963 Las Vegas a few … Continue reading

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A Christmas Greeting

  Toritto in 1985 – 43 years old . There is nothing I can give you which you have not but there is much I cannot give which you can take. Take Joy Take Peace Take Life Take Heart. All … Continue reading

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The Relevance of “A Christmas Carol”

  “Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge. “Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again. “And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?” “They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say … Continue reading

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A Home Made Christmas Card

      My youngest daughter makes her own Christmas card each year.    Above is the 2016 edition. ,  

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Riu Riu Chiu – Spain 1556

Riu, riu, chiu La guarda ribera Dios guarde el lobo De nuestra cordera. El lobo rabioso la quiso morder, Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender; Quisole hazer que no pudiese pecar, Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera. Riu, riu, … Continue reading

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Christmas Revels and Simple Gifts

  Ghosts of Christmas past Yes I’m guilty. This will be my 74th Christmas and yes, I am  one of those who gets all warm and fuzzy around Christmas time. People measure their lives in different ways.  Birthdays are the most obvious of course but some … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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