Category Archives: My Father

Summertime and Ice Cream Trucks

Original Post Date: 7/8/2014  1:57:12 PM Nothing says summer to me more than an old fashioned ice cream truck. Where I grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, that ice cream truck was owned and operated by the Palagi Brothers, and it … Continue reading

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My Dad was a Proud Man

Click Here to Support Frank My dad was very proud of his children and grand children, be they short or tall, girl or boy, French or English. If you were in his family, he loved you and that was that.  … Continue reading

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My Dad was a Crazy Man: Injuries Part 3

Original Post Date: 2/16/2013 12:14 For those of you who have not read any of the previous “My Dad was a Crazy Man” posts, my father had a unique view on life, and was completely fearless when it came to … Continue reading

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My Dad was a Crazy Man

Original Post Date: 3/25/2012  12:25:52 PM This story begins at the end, with my memory of a woman on our front lawn, crying, while holding a picture and a pair of bronze booties.  I was only seven or eight years … Continue reading

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My Father Was a Very Good Man

Original Post Date: 9/17/2011  12:46:35 PM (BEFORE Yahoo blew up my blog) When my father passed away, my mother asked me to say a few words during mass.  I was a bit stunned, as I was the youngest of the five … Continue reading

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My Dad was a Crazy Man: Injuries Part 2

Original Post Date: 7/4/2011  1:31:53 PM  (BEFORE Yahoo blew up my blog) My uncle Gilles taught construction in a trade school. Outside of work, uncle Gilles’ only hobby was building homes. He would build a new home, move into it, … Continue reading

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My Dad was a Crazy Man: Injuries Part 1

Original Post Date: 6/21/2011  2:58:56 PM (BEFORE Yahoo blew up my blog) My dad (may he rest in peace) was a CRAZY man, in the best sense of the word.  (Like father, like son, hmmmm, I wonder). On one of those … Continue reading

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