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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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April 15, 1947 – The Day Jackie Robinson Came to Bat

Sixty nine years ago today the Brooklyn Dodgers broke the color line at Ebbets Field when Jackie Robinson took the field, playing first base.  The door was opened and it was the beginning of the end of the Negro leagues. … Continue reading

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Mom Would Have Been 93

Mom, me with the glasses and my two brothers.  The baby is already gone My mother Mary would have been 93 years old this week. She is gone longer than she was here – she will be gone 50 years on … Continue reading

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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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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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White Sands

before It wasn’t called White Sands even by those who lived there on dirt streets that dead ended north side of the creek. Houses where the eldest son never had his own room only a Castro Convertible to dream his … Continue reading

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It’s Carlo Buti’s Birthday!

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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Dancing with Syrians

Arab Brooklyn – Damascus Bakery, Sahadi’s,  and Reginella Pizza on the same street I grew up in Brooklyn.  Most of you know that.  One of the good things about growing up in Brooklyn was the contact with the numerous other … 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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Making Angie Cry – For V.J. Day

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 and happy people kissing in the street. Grandma … Continue reading

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