Monthly Archives: April 2006

Twilight of the Trolley

I remember sitting at our little table on the second story porch overlooking Second Avenue sometime around dusk on a summer evening, having milk and cookies and watching the sparks fly from the overhead cable as the trollies went by. … Continue reading

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The Softball of Death

How could I not I remember when, as a boy of 10 or so on one of those summer VFW clambakes Dad used to take the family to, I was playing softball with the men – I suppose they were … Continue reading

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The Lineup

The usual suspects:Bob, Pat Villani, and Mick, probably during one of those real winters of the late 1940s, when the snow could very well be over your head when you rolled out in the morning, wearing so many layers that … Continue reading

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The Empress of Penny Candy

We thought nothing special of her at the time, as is the way of little kids, who’ve not yet seen how few and far apart are the genuinely heartfelt kindnesses of the world. We boys would be playing in the … Continue reading

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