Long Hot Summer Days

Long Hot Summer Days

How about those long hot summer days that fall into those warm embracing evenings…

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The Supermarket Captain

The Supermarket Captain

I don’t know about you but more than anything, when I shop, I like shopping at the local grocery store! Forget shopping for shoes, clothes, and other things… unless it’s for golf, now that’s another story.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Remember the old Spaghetti Westerns with Clint Eastwood? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was one of my favourites! On the comedic side, how about the Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello and I Love Lucy? My dad, my brother and I back in the day loved watching these shows among many others. Quality T.V. I’d say!

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Buzzz!!!

Buzzz!!!

The national anthems, time outs, hands in the air, and loud bellowing shouts of yeaaaaaa! The fist pump, the massive hugs… I just absolutely love it. Man, I love a good playoff game.
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Super Moms

Super Moms

My grandmothers were Super Moms, not the type to take you to soccer games or join the local school parent council and they wouldn’t mind if you played outside all day and into the night. Not that other moms of the day don’t allow the same but it was a bit different back in the day.  As Italian immigrants we lived in a home in downtown Toronto on Shaw Street. My Mother at the time was always helping around the house with my grandmother leading the way. My uncles and my dad were all working as there were not many jobs available for Italian women at the time. So they cleaned, took care of the garden, made pasta from scratch, the tomato sauce was from scratch too, in fact everything was from scratch, they sewed your ripped pants, smacked you in the but when you needed to be smacked,  gave you the right remedies when you were sick and they loved the hell out of you! They were all-around Super Mothers! 

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