Category Archives: family

The Princess and the Nerd – A Re-Post for Prom Season

  The Princess and the Nerd – May 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 get … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Art

Stephen Gregory Bier (AKA Madonna Wayne Gacy) – a long time member of Marilyn Manson – done in chalk a long time ago. Our younger daughter showed an artistic streak at an early age and was a regular recipient of … Continue reading

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Carlo Buti – A Re-Post

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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Our ChristmasTragedy – 1975 – An Annual Re-Post

“I baptize thee Michael Carmine in the Name of the Father….1975 I can still feel the moment. Christmas Eve 1975. The day our carefree life ended and a decade of heartache began. We married in 1963 and our 12th anniversary was coming … Continue reading

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Growing Up Male

  Clark Boy checking out the ladies! P.S. – The restaurant is called “Twin Peaks.” 🙂

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The 2017 Holiday Card

Each Christmas season my younger daughter designs her own holiday card.  She majored in graphic arts and design in college and creates an original and unique card which she then reproduces and sends out to family and friends.  She began … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Menu and All!

Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”. Tomorrow I will depart my home without stairs and travel from the West coast of Florida, … Continue reading

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November 17,1967

b Toritto in Eritrea – `965 Tomorrow, November 17, it will be 50years to the day since I was discharged from the Army.  It was a Friday in 1967. My young wife of 22 (we would be married4 years that … Continue reading

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The Family Business

When an Italian begins a post entitled “The Family Business” the general population immediately and unfortunately thinks of the Corleone “family” business.  Such is the state of our culture today. This post however is about our family and the story … Continue reading

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But Mom! Dad! I’m Almost One!!

Why can’t I?  Please!  I’m  old enough! Come on!  Let me borrow the car!  Please! What a day!! .    

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