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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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Being Eliza Doolittle

A re-post from November 2014 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 … 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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Christmas Revels and Simple Gifts

  Ghosts of Christmas past Yes I’m guilty. This will be my 73nd Christmas and yes, I am  one of those who gets all warm and fuzzy around Christmas time. People measure their lives in different ways.  Birthdays are the most obvious of course but some … Continue reading

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Nochebuena in South Florida!

A re-post from Christmas Past Well it was Nochebuena, Christmas Eve in South Florida and Nochebuena in South Florida means pig roasting.  This Brooklyn bred, Staten Island New Jersey Italian guy was going to partake in a 500 year old … 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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