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Bicentennial + 40

fIs time just an illusion?  A mental construct? Time flies as all us old folks say – I will be 74 years old in September. The “past” in my memory is fixed. The “future” is open and unknown. The “present” … Continue reading

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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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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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The Ugliest Valentine’s Day Card Contest

  “You get away cheap on Valentine’s Day!” she would quip with a smile. Carnations were her favorite flower. Not roses. Carnations. Long stem reds and whites wrapped in that paper that goes inside flower boxes with a bow, a card and delivered by … 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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Sons – Part 4 of 4

Michael 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 … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 3 of 4

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 stayed about … Continue reading

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