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Parting Words-May 1958

In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet speaks the following famous words “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”  Of course, since we know the play, things do not turn out as she expected for either of them. May was the last month … Continue reading

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Wilson Cottage – Syracuse University

I have rambled  about myself with little concerning Marge. Now I try to remedy that as best I can. This is a copy of the cover letter Marge sent me after, what I thought, was a disastrous first real date, the disaster due … Continue reading

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Simple But Not Plain

Once, particularly in the heyday of automobiles in this country, “America’s love affair with the car.” was a common phrase. Yes, an advertising cliché, but with some merit. Can you, can I, be in love with a car? I am not  anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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Experimenting With Drugs

I experimented with drugs while at Syracuse University. Yes, and I am proud of this.   This activity was an added benefit of working at the Infirmary. The Norwich Pharmaceutical Company started in 1887 in Norwich, NY and  exists today as … Continue reading

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Hedwig Cmielewski – Summer 1957

 Hedwig Cmielewski and I, in the summer of ’57 worked at Saranac Inn, NY.   This place appeared in the last post so no sense in repeating that.  I was back in my old department at Saranac Inn and this year there was … Continue reading

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Donna Cianchetti – Goodbye – 1956

Who was Donna Cianchetti?  That’s a question that has been on what is left of my memory and mind for a week or so. I have already mentioned that I spent my summers working in restaurants, mostly resorts in the … Continue reading

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Pummeled by Pumpkins -1955

New York, The Empire State. It was in the 1950’s and still is known that way, who knows why?  Wikipedia gives the following note on the subject: the U.S. State of New York has been known by many nicknames, the … Continue reading

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Ages and Stages-Chapter 1

I have finally come to that point of  thinking I have something to share again.  And as I often do, I begin with a snippet that resonates with me and my story.  This one is from the singer Glen Campbell. If … Continue reading

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Yur Savoy

How about ordering a hot meatball sandwich with a side of fries for $.75, or a burger with lettuce, tomato, and a side of fries for $.50?  All that was once possible when I was attending Syracuse University.  Of course … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Food

One need common to all is to eat. I awoke early this morning and found myself remembering long past eating experiences.  This post is  are about eating when we were attending Syracuse U.  Back then, there was a little Italian restaurant on Genesee … Continue reading

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It was the Best of Years, It was the Worst of years – Last Episode

Writing is an unnatural act, as Charles Darwin observed.  It is so for me as it was for him.  I remember living in Binghamton when Ingrid was 3 years old.  We both enjoyed taking a stroll down Leroy street. One … Continue reading

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The Honeymooners

  A new decade is upon us.To Marge and I, the most significant event is our marriage in May. More on this later. Marge is in her second semester of her junior year. Next year she will not be a … Continue reading

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Autumn 1959

“I found this tonight and somehow I wanted you to know what it says.  It is very lovely. I love you very much. EBB says it much better than I can, although she spoke to a different “Robert” 1959 begins … Continue reading

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204 Cannon St.

After I completed Basic Training, I came back to Syracuse, of course. I stayed for a very short time at James and Lodi. Our old flat had been taken, but the landlady had a little one bedroom place that was … Continue reading

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Last Semester

I was, in spring 1959, approaching the moment of truth. I had two major decisions to make. One was getting a job, and the other what to do about my military obligation, as the draft was still in effect. The … Continue reading

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James and Lodi

  Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a large handsome brick home on the corner of James and Lodi streets in Syracuse. It might have been owned by the president of a local bank or someone like … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1958

It was a dark and stormy night.  All right, not stormy, but certainly dark. Nothing too dramatic this term. Marge and I had become quite attached to each other and we often went for little drives just to be together. … Continue reading

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Lake Placid NY – 1958

Welcome to Lake Placid, NY home of two winter Olympics. Lake Placid is a really nice place in summer. Pleasant days and the evenings are usually cool enough to wear a light jacket. Winter’s a different story with below zero days even … Continue reading

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Graduation 1958

 Graduation day at Syracuse University for the class of 1958. ” We’re the Class of ’58, we’re the class that’s really great!!” as we were taught to chant at orientation in 1954.  A lot of bull to me, but it … Continue reading

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On The Beach

No, not the 1959 movie with Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner, your own private beach.  ( Image from Wikipedia) Imagine, or better yet remember, the following scene:  You and a favorite friend are alone on a really remote lovely beach.  … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey

There used to be a ballad with the name of Sentimental Journey. As in any journey it has to begin somewhere and, naturally, this begins on the campus of Syracuse University.  I enclose a plan map of S.U. that I … Continue reading

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Our First Big Date – Cinerama

Here it is, almost Valentine’s Day so I guess it’s appropriate to post a blog about the first date Marge and I had. Falling in love and all that.  In the late ’50s there was a rather cheesy song “Why … Continue reading

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Our First Date

Starving Student – Sounds very Dickensonian doesn’t it?  Well, not quite starving but actually enjoying my current living arrangement.  But wait, there’s more, as they used to say on TV.  If you were around in 1957 You may remember the … Continue reading

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