|Know what's in that tablet, Mama? All my secret thoughts, how I feel, and what I think about...things stay on my mind, Mama; I can't forget anything. And it all gets bottled up in here, and sometimes I feel like a crazy man. I can't rest or sleep or anything till I just rush up here and write it down in that tablet.
. . John-Boy Walton, The Homecoming
|...And if there is any purpose
To my life and to this rhyme,
It's to keep alive the old school
For a brief but blessed time...
. . Rupert Holmes, "The Old School"
|These are those things of mine, that, like John-Boy's secret thoughts, would not stay bottled up.
They are mostly personal memories; hope you enjoy. I will add new things occasionally, so please check back.
|♥ The Magic House
There was always something about the place, even if no one else understood...
|♥ The Joy of Growing Up Italian
There's nothing like fresh-grown tomatoes, family gatherings, and ethnic heritage...
Didn't we know that when Petula Clark sang "Downtown" she could be only one place...
|♥ A Gift of Wings
There's something a little miraculous about a budgerigar...
|♥ Fair Day for Adventure
The globe on the signpost led to a whole new "World of Tomorrow"...
|♥ Neighborhood Days
Where everyone said hi, kids were always safe, and you were pals with the neighborhood mutts...
|♥ Memoirs of a Bookaholic
"Behold there was paper and there was ink. And God made the book, and it was good..."
|♥ Crazy Over Colors
Rainbows beckon in many a season, but fall was always the best...
|♥ Time Machine...
Memories, Rhode Island style--do you remember these landmarks, events and people...
The tree that almost didn't come home and how tinsel made her come alive...
|♥ Friends of the Heart
He was gorgeous, grey-haired and came with candy; who cared if he shed...
|♥ On The Road
Summer winds blow and suddenly the longing for endless highways is upon you...
|♥ Always on Sunday
Remember Sunday? Dressing for Mass, a big meal, and the Sunday "ride"...
|♥ A Taste of Rhode Island
Doughboys and Del's, coffee milk and coffee ice cream, and gravy, always "gravy"...
|♥ Like Snow Business I Know
Snow memories and the Blizzard of '78
|♥ Days of Del's and Lilacs
Winter turns into spring...
|♥ Raised (Sorta) on Radio
A television child discovers the joy of the realm of sound...
|♥ Where Were You?
November 22, 1963...
|♥ Counterpane Memories
Chicken soup time: remember being sick and staying home with Mom...
|♥ "Snow Day!"
Just waiting for Salty Brine to get past "Fosta-Glosta"...
|♥ Cookie Dreams
Cookies at Christmas raise memories afresh...
|♥ NEW! The Song of the Sea
Like a siren song, the ocean is always calling...
♥ Mom's Place
A web page for my mother...
♥ Dad's Place
A web page for my father...
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