Tag Archives: 1959

Billy and Me – New Year’s Eve – 1959

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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Lafayette High School – 1959

So yesterday I had my semi-annual appointment with my cardiologist.  He is one of three physicians I keep on payroll (one for my diabetes, one for my eyes and one for my heart) in case I need them.  I have … Continue reading

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Reunion

I saw her at the ’84 reunion a little older, a little grayer, the first fine lines on her porcelain face;   inhabiting the body of a stranger while here in the yearbook we are all preserved; the teen beauty … Continue reading

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Oh Joy! Only 80 Plus Weeks!

Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! It’s only 80 plus weeks until the 2016 Presidential election and it’s started already! Over the weekend we heard from the matriarch of one of America’s two royal families announcing that it was her turn to … Continue reading

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Being Eliza Doolittle

Toritto, channeling Buddy Holly, soon to be Eliza Doolittle with a cup O’joe – 1959   Toritto graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn in June 1959. Lafayette was one of the crown jewels of NYC public education at the … Continue reading

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An Old Man’s View of the Mommy Wars

Mitt Romney at Bain Capital – the “money shot” Some 55 years ago  (yikes!) I got my first job on Wall Street. I was still a teen and would go to college later. I noticed something right away. There were … Continue reading

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