Timeline: 06:45h Tuesday July 24 2018 Following from my friend Patti Engel, yesterday. It was a most welcome message: "John, Tony Robinson and I had lunch today in Delray Beach, Florida. Both of us will be at the reunion in October. Can't wait to give you a hug! Patti"
“My mama always told me there are few things a good hug can't cure, and those things are what bourbon's for.” J.T. Geissinger
“Sometimes, a hug says what words can't.” Akiroq Brost
“Hugs may be silent, yet they speak volumes.” Carol 'CC' Miller
“Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug.” Dan Pearce
“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That's why animals are so soft and huggy.” Bill Watterson
“When we got back home, Gramps dropped me off and enveloped me in a hug. Normally, he was a handshaker, maybe a back-patter on really special occasions. His hug was strong and tight, and I knew it was his way of telling me that he'd had a wonderful time. 'Me, too, Gramps', I whispered.” Gayle Forman
"And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That's important to me too." Jim Valvano, Arthur Ashe Courage Award Acceptance Speech, 3 March 1993
Danny, Eddie and Andy, The Whitlock, Katonah, June 15 2018
The good man makes others good.
Jeff and Betsy, doing lunch in New Mexico, May 2018
Instead of blaming one another for the flood, have ye thought yet about aiding one another to withstand it? —from The Sayings of the Druid Taliesan Tros of Samothrace by Talbot Mundy
Jerry Kolosky and Cheryl
On nous apprend à vivre quand la vie est passée.
Michel de Montaigne
Pete Rillero and Tom Tarpey, FLA, March 2018
Mark McCaffrey, Tom Tarpey, Peter Rillero @ Panas, 1978
No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift
Tony Robinson and Jimmy Fleitz - July 2017. Per Jimbo: "After much pain, rehab and perseverance, Tony and I played 9 holes of golf last weekend. He did well for a guy balancing on 2 prosthesis. Plus fun was had by all."
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.
Paul DePaoli and Casey Stengle, Hawaii July 2017
Casey and Paul - Working at Bertoline's
"I've had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's a record."
-Dylan Thomas's last words.
Delia Tamagna, bride Daria Trombetta, Don Farrell, Lauren Sambucci
When I was in high school, I got in trouble with my girlfriend's Dad. He said, "I want my daughter back by 8:15. I said, "The middle of August? Cool!"
KD and Crash October 2015. Old Pals, hitting the links:) Lookit Crash rockin' the beret!! Can you say "Devastatingly Handsome"?!
Crash and Kelly G. 1978
The wisest thing is time, for it brings everything to Light.
Jimmy Fleitz and Family
Those who are helpmates to all; those who are a sanctuary to all; those men are in the way of heaven.
Hitopadesa, i, 4.
Scott "Neck" Klarer
Scott "Neck" Klarer
Be strong, and quit yourselves like men.
1 Samuel, 4:9
Sometimes quiet is an unquiet thing.
Gary Tepper ('77)
Steve (farthest right) Halloween 1978
Clay "Bony W" Welch and Danny "Bony A" Arnold
Paul Baisley ('79)
(L-R): Paul Baisley, Rich Mellone, Jimmy Fleitz
Robbyn Lang and daughters, NY Jets Game 2012.
Mark McCaffrey and his family
Ann Andrews and son Zach: Malta (yes, that Malta) June 2012
Patti Engel Summer 2012
Scott "Neck" Klarer and Danny "Bony" Arnold: NYC June 2012
The Bone Man
Jerry Kolosky: June 2012
(L-R): John Hintze, Jerry Kolosky, John Gaccione, Billy Haviland