Monthly Archives: December 2020

On The Eve Of Christmas

I know, the title is backward but in 2020, what isn’t? Over two thousand years ago, the Roman government proclaimed an edict requiring all the Jews to return to the town of their origin. So, thousands of Jews were urged … Continue reading

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I Now Understand The Meaning Of Advent

As a kid in Blessed Sacrament, I always felt that the Christmas Season started on Thanksgiving. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade culminated with the arrival of Santa, after all. Then the day after Thanksgiving began train season, as in Lionel … Continue reading

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It’s (Still) A Wonderful Life

Last week I was going to write a blog entitled Meltdown In The Sunshine State. I thought the better of it and opted not to dwell on my meltdown. I have tried to be funny and sometimes uplifting during this … Continue reading

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Forty? Something!

Only seven years ago, we commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. Although it was hard to believe that fifty years had transpired, considering that I was thirteen on that Friday in November 1963, fifty years felt just about … Continue reading

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Infamy At 79

If we still remembered History, we would know the poignancy of the word infamy. Those of us who are boomers cannot hear or read the word without thinking of FDR’s speech following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December … Continue reading

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The Last Time We Attended The Tree Lighting

I was still working at St. Vito’s as a seventh and eighth-grade teacher. Eileen had just recently moved to New Rochelle. We had made a tradition of going to see the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center and had done … Continue reading

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