Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Story For The 4th Of July

Once upon a time there was a shepherd boy, a Kurd living in Turkey.  His family owned live stock and made feta cheese and Greek yogurt which they sold to support themselves.  It was a semi-nomadic life, moving the cows … Continue reading

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Toritto – A Life In Pictures – #9

And so in September 1964 Torrito, carrying a red Diplomatic passport boarded a TWA flight bound for Athens and was met by representatives of Ethiopian Airlines which carried me to Cairo and then on to Asmara, Eritrea.  I was assigned … Continue reading

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Toritto – A Life In Pictures – #8

Give my regards to Broadway!  Standing in front of the Christian Science reading room And so in March 1964 the newly married Toritto and JoAnn moved to a small apartment on High Street in Ayer, Massachusetts, just outside of Ft. … Continue reading

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Toritto – A Life In Pictures – #7

And so the prom passes.  Her father was not amused when I brought her home at ten the next morning.  It was Memorial Day weekend and without a smile he said “Seeing as how you kept my daughter out all … Continue reading

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Toritto’s Reads

I rarely, if ever, read fiction during my formative and working years.  My college degree was in economics and my personal interests revolved around European history.  The one exception was my fascination as a youth with the Iliad, which I was introduced … Continue reading

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Totitto – A Life In Pictures – #6

So the years between 16 and 20 passed quickly; or so they seem now. I had close extended family.  Our “gazebo” – My father’s sister Connie hamming it up; in the rear, her son Joseph ( a Korean War vet … Continue reading

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Toritto – A Life In Pictures – #5

Toritto and Judy at my senior prom – May 1959.  I was 16.  She just turned 12. 🙂 The years went by between my 6th grade elementary school and my 12th grade high school graduation.  Leaving P.S 187, I attended … Continue reading

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