Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy New Year!!

. . Grandpa is having a drink!!   Happy New Year!! 🙂

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Bily and Me – New Years Eve 1959 – A Re-Post

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 – 1960 … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding – 55 Years Ago Today

An nnual December repost Feeding the groom ….so I had just turned 21 and in basic training at Ft. Dix N. J. and she was 18, fresh out of high school the previous June  (I took her to her Prom) and working … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Over – Back To Earth

Well Christmas is over. A portion of the U.S. government is shut down though not enough to ensure that our elected representatives go unpaid, all because our petulant boy President hasn’t yet got funding for his wall. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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Born in Bethlehem – Behind the Wall

Bethlehem, on the West Bank, where Jesus was born. Merry Christmas . . . . . .  

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Christmas Greetings

Toritto and his daughters at his 75th birthday party in 2017 . 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 … Continue reading

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Duty Called – A Christmas Re-Post

Soldier sitting by the door riding the bus in ’64 just two and twenty he was then going away ’till god knows when riding a bus through Massachusetts as the snow began to fall the bus pulled in to a … Continue reading

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Magi in America

Did the Magi follow the star across the seas to the new land, to America seeking God who will reveal himself again in a cave? God in a cave; now so difficult to find for the star is obscured by bright … Continue reading

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On Christmas Traditions

Well Christmas will be upon us next week and most of us will participate in all of those Christmas “traditions” handed down to us by our parents as cultural imperatives.  Even if you don’t participate you know what they are. … Continue reading

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Riu Riu Chiu – Spain – 1556

. Riu riu chiu la guarda ribera dios guarda el lobo de nuestra cordera El lobo Rabioso la quiso morder Mas dios poderoso la suppo defender Qui sola hazer que no pudiesse pecar Ni aun original esta virgen no tu … Continue reading

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