Movers and Shakers

Have you heard the old joke about the kid who’s parents moved while he was at school? That actually happened to me. We were living on Carpenter Avenue in the Bronx, about 6 blocks west of my grammar school, and that morning we moved to a house on 226th street a few blocks east of … Continue reading “Movers and Shakers”

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

“Halloween in February” week ran a bit over, but technically this story isn’t a Halloween story at all since it happened the day before Halloween. However, it started several weeks before that. My sister Helen was pregnant with her first child, what would be my Mom’s first grandchild. Somewhere in her second trimester, it became … Continue reading “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”

King of Last Minute Costumes

OK, I already wrote about some of my home-crafted costumes and last-minute jobs, but I found this photo that reminded me of a Halloween party my friend Tony threw one year. Mary and I made our costumes again that year – Death and the Hershey Bar. (Sounds like a great band name…) Not my best … Continue reading “King of Last Minute Costumes”