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The Bronx? Yes Thonx!

  A heated neighborhood rivalry between the Seabury Pawnees and the Minford Marauders came to a halt when Joey yelled, “Hey Jerry, get your mother off the field, this is an important punchball game!” “Cut it out Joey, Don’t talk … Continue reading

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An Eighty-eight Year Old Goes to the Gym

Why was I running five miles daily on the track at Spring Valley H.S.? What brought me and my sneakers five miles and back on the the asphalt of Route 45? Since I played football for Doc Weidman at James … Continue reading

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Laundry in the 1940s

Laundry in the 1940s Alas Mom. I could still picture you stooped over the bathtub, kneading our clothes against the corrugated metal washboard while its shaky legs swayed to the rhythm of your stroke. Then rinsing the clothes for our family … Continue reading

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Crotona Park Lake

No, it didn’t freeze. What’s going on? We had cold weather for the last two weeks and the lake hasn’t I frozen, It was frozen, but to a depth where skating was not permitted. I’ll go to the Crotona Park … Continue reading

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Skunk Hunt

Korea 1952 The sun remained in its permanent position, frozen, but not a single cloud could find it. Battered branches of leafless trees provided little shade on this brutally hot July day in Korea. As if my clammy, unwashed, two-month-old … Continue reading

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Our Kitchen Table

Mom served her meals on the surface of our heavy, baked enamel tabletop; a legacy from the previous tenant in our tenement apartment. A pattern of linked royal blue, one-inch diamonds ran along the outer edge of the top and … Continue reading

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Jennings Street Market

It was a multistage theater with performances in each venue as unique as the performers. Each act had a single booking, because it was impossible to replicate. Cecil B. DeMille’s spectaculars could not compete with the dramas played out daily … Continue reading

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A Lump Called Trump

  Six foot two Weighs two-thirty-nine Is this an Adonis Or a malodorous swine?   Two-thirty-nine? His ass weighs that much He didn’t pass his physical Does this hog need a crutch?   “He’s 4F “ said his doctor, “He … Continue reading

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An Intrepid Hero

A young vet on a float waved in a smiled at me at a recent Memorial Day parade. I smiled and waved back. He carried me back sixty-six years when I was with Company L, 15th Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division … Continue reading

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Look At Him!

  My Marty was on the Dean’s List Straight A’s through college Put on your raincoat girls He’s a fountain of knowledge.   All the women adore him His mother loves him the most Try and seduce him girls You’ll … Continue reading

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