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 weeks after my 60th birthday 2002.   She would be gone in 18 months.

We were married 53 years ago today.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to It Would Have Been our 53rd Anniversary

  1. Lara/Trace says:

    Gorgeous! Both of you! Happy Anniversary.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. leggypeggy says:

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. A bittersweet day for you.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. A beautiful, heart-breaking tribute. Sending you blessings on this special day.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jfwknifton says:

    “Bittersweet” is exactly the word I did not think of. Happy Anniversary.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. beetleypete says:

    Yet another touching tribute to your lovely wife, and the wonderful marriage you shared.
    As I have often said, Frank, she would be so proud of you.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. inesephoto says:

    Beautiful tribute, beautiful memories. xx


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