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Tag Archives: World War II
As I’m rereading a book about Mickey Mantle, I don’t recall the problems he had had with Joe DiMaggio, who, as The Mick was beginning his career, Joltin Joe was ending his. I also don’t remember what a light touch … Continue reading
No, I’m not about to give a confession. Frank was my father’s name, or Frankie to those who loved him, which now explains why my mother called him Frank. I remember the night after not seeing or even speaking for … Continue reading
I wanted to write something to commemorate the day, but what exactly. Should it be on the Civil War….Vietnam? Maybe I should honor Washington, or Teddy. What about U.S. Grant? Then it hit me. I should write a reverent remembrance … Continue reading
I just finished a book called Darling Monster…a collection of intimate correspondence Lady Diana Manners Cooper wrote to her only son, John Julius (now 85), between the years 1939-1952 beautifully edited by him. It was given to me by … Continue reading
I don’t talk much about my father who died of psoriasis of the liver when I was 18. I want to say right out of the gate there was a lot more to him than his on and off drinking … Continue reading
I like to think of myself as patriotic, but as I said to my friend Ed, then why am I always getting out of jury duty? He told me how he watched a film that had a platoon of soldiers … Continue reading