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His name is Natale Lucarello. Some of us called him Luke and others called him Nat. At the assisted living facility where he spent his final days he was known as the Music Man. Luke could play … more
I arrived at my country home in time to hear the second Callicoon Center Band concert on Wednesday, August 11. Concerts were held in the Barn [1] at Callicoon Hills in Callicoon Center on every … more
My friend Joan is super smart and is interested in astronomy so when I read about the moon developing a wobble that would cause flooding in the mid 2030s, I immediately contacted her to see if there … more
This wouldn’t happen to too many people. It could only happen to me. Around 11:30 last night, I was watching TV and I heard thunder so I switched to the weather channel and sure enough we were … more
My son Michael’s dog, Andy likes to chase and catch bees when he’s outside. At first Mike was concerned that he was getting stung in the mouth before he swallowed them but that became a … more
  There are lessons we can learn from the disabled if we just pay attention. My son, Jimmy who was brain injured at or shortly after birth (probably from too much anesthesia during a stomach … more
I finally got to my house in Callicoon Center. Every morning I eat breakfast on my deck and thought about all the things that needed to be done. I didn’t do many of them but remained outside … more
Just a few weeks ago it seemed to be suddenly summer. I went outside to take the cover off the air conditioner. By the time I got back inside it was 81° in the house. Time to take the storm … more
Two of our family birthdays are in May. One is May second which is my son, Jimmy's birthday. He is deceased and it's not that he MAY be in a better place but he definitely is. A friend of mine, … more
About 40 years ago I was thrilled to see a female tow truck operator hook up the car next door and then the same day a woman climbed a telephone pole at the end of my driveway using cleats as they … more
My sister-in-law Marion had an offbeat sense of humor. When a boyfriend gave her a book she said, “Thank you. I'll put it with my other book” putting to rest any thoughts he might have that she … more
One of my earliest memories of Easter with my family in Callicoon Center was when I was about seven or eight. Some older kids came by to visit me shortly before Easter and I was busy coloring eggs at … more
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