Tag Archives: Army

What to do with the Love Letters

They wrote each other letters breathless and palpitant, befitting young lovers which she carefully wrapped in ribbon placing them in his duffel bag sitting silently in the garage. Reaching in, a random note from ‘65 he chose visible still her … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding!

An annual December repost Her high school graduation photo ….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) … Continue reading

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Toritto at the Hotel Torino – 1965

Welcome to the Hotel Torino! No not in Turin. In Eritrea. First you need some background on how geeky Toritto wound up in Eritrea in 1964. No surprise. We had troops there. We have troops everywhere. One Spring day while … Continue reading

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Cut

by toritto Lithe and lovely Eritrean girl high cheek bones, pearly whites chocamocha, caffe latte has me staring at her aquiline nose. “Hey G.I! You buy hashish today?” Smoke rings and a purple haze scotch and water, tobacco and hash … Continue reading

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Soldier Boy

Unemployed for fourteen months bank foreclosing on our home moving into grandpa’s place can’t support the wife and son No money for my boy’s tuition had to spend the college fund; deciding to be independent he joined the Army on … Continue reading

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The Asmara Con

The bridle path at Prospect Park  I learned to ride a horse in Brooklyn. As a teen in the ‘50s I would ride regularly in Prospect Park or Gerritsen Beach renting horses from local stables for a couple of hours.  … Continue reading

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Cruising with Suzanne Pleshette

  “Suzanne Pleshette”  with some sharply dressed, well muscled geek (still wearing his U.S. Army issue eyeglasses) – 1969 While I was In the Army and stationed in Eritrea in the mid-60s my wife JoAnn got a job with The … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding!

An annual December repost  St. Bernadette’s R. C. Church, Brooklyn ….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 … Continue reading

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