Category Archives: family

Making Angie Cry – August,1945 – from the Archive

Toritto – 1945 Everyone was so happy that day, I didn’t know why they were happy, but I was happy too.  I rode on daddy’s shoulders down 13th avenue, passed the Endicott theater, the waving at the happy people kissing … Continue reading

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Last Night Without Air Conditioning

Last evening while watching the news I noticed I felt warm. Now everyone in Florida lives with air conditioning. Well not everyone. There are the few who claim to love the heat and humidity and those too poor to afford … Continue reading

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Carlo Buti – from the Family archive

Carlo Buti – 11/14/02 – 11/16/63 Several years ago I received an email from my brother-in-law, who is several years older than me. “Remember tomorrow is Carlo Buti’s birthday!  Proper celebrations should be made!” My reply was “How the hell do you know that?”.  … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 4 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

The doctors spoke to them about a “degenerative disorder of the nervous system” and how infants with the disease seem perfectly normal at birth. The test for a definitive diagnosis could only be done at Albert Einstein Hospital in the … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 3 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

  Richmondtown Soon after finalizing arrangements to bury Daniel he drove to her parent’s home on Staten Island where she could be with her mother and sister. He sensed it would be good for her to be with women. They … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 2 of 5- A Life Story of Choice

  And so they tell their family and friends; there is joy for them and good wishes. Those with screaming brats welcome the soon to be members of their perpetually exhausted club. Her parents look forward to another grandchild; her … Continue reading

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The 45 Year Old House Plant

The Plant and the Cat.  She’s gone.  It’s still here . So it’s New Year’s Day 1977 and my wife of 14 years and I are waiting. We are living in our new home on Wandering Way in southeast Charlotte, … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Nerd – from the Archive for Prom Season

  The Princess and the Nerd – June 1, 1963 – At the Ft. Hamilton High School Prom. Did you ever think about how you got to where you are? Everyone does at one time or another. How did I … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

JoAnn Marie-Louise Romanelli Scarangello 6/3/1945 – 4/19/2004 Her 1963 high school graduation photo.  She was 17.  I was 20. We married over the frantic objection of our parents before the year was out. . I spied her in a coffee … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Getting Old When….

Written a decade ago as I turned 70 Don’t you just love it when something occurs in your life and it suddenly dawns on you – I’m getting old. Of course we all know we are getting older but there … Continue reading

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