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Oct
08
Oct 08, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Sorry I missed out on so much. I really wanted to go to the Sunday brunch, but I guess I only had enough in the tank for the reunion itself.

I told you guys I'd make it if I had to crawl through the door. Damn near had to, too. :) My little Sugar Dimple, "Daisy" the wiener dog, is knocked out since we got home this morning in Cary, NC.

It was good to see Louise Mayora again. We go back to the gladiator school, St. John's Villa Academy. And Jerry Baltes and I go back to the old neighborhood off of Bay St. I lived on one side of the McGuiness Mansion hill and Jerry lived on the other side. A lot of guys played their first basketball on the half court Mr. McGuiness built for his son. A lot of guys didn't even know it was there. Imagine today just walking on a millionaire's property and playing basketball until dark...unannounced?

Good to see a great guy again, too. Mike Giannetto. Another one who bumped along with me since grammar school. A stand-up guy. Joe Marchese, Steve Noldenberg, Gene Duca, all so happy to see.

Yeah, worth draggin' my old, broke down butt up there, even if my reunion only lasted about 2 1/2 hours. Glad I did it.

Now, where's the remote for my craftmatic bed? :)

Oct 08, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Helene, it was great to see you again and a million thanks for being so gracious to my wife, Alice, and I. Putting me at the table with Don Heap was a perfect choice. We used to be basketball partners during gym. And we didn't lose too often.

Oct
05
Oct 05, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Well, me and the itty-bitty ol’ Ma finally hit the Renaissance over Woodbridge, NJ. Hope you folk’s have fun tonight at Leidy’s. Long trip with my old chemo side effects. Got to see our baby and ol’ Ma’s sister down in Laurence Harbor. The SIL is going to babysit my little sugar dimple while we’re here, too. See y’all tomorrow at the dinner.

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Oct
04
Oct 04, 2018 at 7:57 PM

Posted on: Oct 03, 2018 at 8:32 AM

Well, gang, this might be a hell of a challenge for me. Seems my chronic side effects from chemo (from 2007) have risen their ugly head again. Ah, the life of a cancer survivor. We were supposed to hit the road tonight, but it might be as late as Friday. Might not make the Leidy's bash, have no intentions of going to the game. But as long as I have a pulse, we'll be at the dinner. See y'all soon.

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Oct
03
Oct 03, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Happy birthday Jay! See you soon!

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Aug
27
Aug 27, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018 at 12:17 AM

Hello Susan. Welcome.

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Aug
21
Aug 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM
Aug 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM

John! Happy Birthday, old buddy. I hope you have a great day today.

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Jul
29
Jul 29, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Posted on: Jul 28, 2018 at 7:26 PM

Happy birthday Ken! See you in October.
Sue

Jul
27
Jul 27, 2018 at 10:55 AM

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Jul
17
Jul 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2018 at 1:22 AM

Joe, sorry I'm late with the Birthday wishes. Fell asleep at the laptop as a lot of old farts do. Anyhow...I hope you had a great Birthday.

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Jun
11
Jun 11, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Posted on: Jun 09, 2018 at 10:56 AM

BTW, Just so you all know, I was a Coca-Cola man in Hickory, NC after the Navy. I know my profile says I'm a retired 25 year CO with the NJDOC. But the two things I really loved doing was being an over-the-road truck driver and a deep sea charter Captain. I left trucking because I realized with my mess of kids, it was time to grow up, stop being "Peter Pan" and get a job with a pension and benefits. And so I entered prison as a 37 year old rookie. Picture that. Hated the job, but I did so much love the game. Adrenaline freak, I guess. I learned a ton from talking with the psychs about why humans do things in general and inmates in particular. I developed a real love of playing mind games with inmates. Alo saved me from getting blasted a couple of times. A little psych knowledge and knowing how to duck fast was a good thing. :D But, I don't miss it. The new rookies coming through took care of that crap.

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Jun
09
Jun 09, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Posted on: Jul 27, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Yo, Duke! Happy Birthday, bud. I hope you're having a great day.

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Jun 09, 2018 at 4:12 AM

Posted on: Jun 07, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Great to hear from you, Joe. See you in October.

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May
05
May 05, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Posted on: May 02, 2018 at 7:54 PM

we moved to thomasville, north carolina in february of this year to be close to my son scott and family but we will be at the reunion - see all then