Category Archives: family

For My Mom – A Re-Post for Mother’s Day

Mom, me with the glasses and my two brothers.  The baby is already gone My mother Mary would have been 97 years old last January. She is gone longer than she was here – she was gone 54 years on April … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Blush – From the Archives

My street – 13th Avenue at 66th street Brooklyn in the late 1940s  I lived in the buildings on the extreme left with the triangular roof lines above the awnings. The heat baked the  concrete streets of Brooklyn that Summer … Continue reading

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Discovering Kites

One of the joys of childhood Flying a kite for the first time on a breezy day Kites are fun!! .

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The Toritto Phone Book

. The white pages of Toritto, pulled from an Italian phone book in the mid 80s. I have often expressed  that I grew up in a village, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  I wrote about it last year … 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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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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Only One More Week ’till Santa!

Like my Buzz Lightyear jacket? . Santa is coming next week! . We went to see Mickey at Disney World! ‘ So much fun!! . All that fun makes you tired! . Mommy’s being silly!  Me too!  

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A Christmas Card

. . Back in January I wrote about my youngest daughter’s artistic endeavors which began when she was a child.  You can read about it here: https://toritto.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/a-daughters-art/ One of the things she enjoys doing is creating greeting cards for family … Continue reading

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Bamboo and Orchids

Well Toritto is back at home on the Florida Gulf coast after having spend a week with my daughter, son in law and grandson Clark in their new home over Thanksgiving. Everyone alive in this country today knows the problems … Continue reading

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