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The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Mommy sick

Mommy, Laurie and me When I was in the first grade, my mother became very ill with Rheumatic fever. This caused my sister and me to be sent to stay with our grandparents. Laurie went to live with Mama (Valentina Lugo, my mother’s mother) and me with Laura Rosa, Abuelita. The illness effects lasted almost a year and caused me to be ‘left back’ because of missing so much school. This period marked my sister and I in the same way, as each of us stayed closer to the side of the family we lived with ever after. Although...
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Lincoln honored with song of freedom

ABE HELPED TO LIFT EVERY VOICE

Lincoln honored with song of freedom

ABE HELPED TO LIFT EVERY VOICE

James Weldon Johnson (center) with friend Bob Cole (left) and brother Rosamond On the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in the year 1900, a group of young men in the city of Jacksonville, Florida arranged to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday....
This writer’s recollections of Jacquelyn Littlefield.

LITTLEFIELD CHALLENGED THE BIG FIELD BOYS

As the newspaper obituaries will show, Jacquelyn Littlefield challenged to big boys on a diamond that stretched from Beverly Hills through New York City and back west again to San Diego / La Jolla.  I met Jacquie in 1979,...
The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

First memory

The Little Prince Of Brooklyn  Chapter 1 When the film “The Godfather” was first released, I took my girlfriend and her mom to see it. At the point where Don Corleone tells his son Michael that “I never wanted...
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