See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, December 10, 2007

My first and last children's Christmas party...


Christmas memories...

That is me in the photo - I'm the one in the forefront wearing the dark suit, feigning happiness. It was an okay event. The girl next to me is Jennifer Colb, who was rather obvious in trying to seduce me. I explained to her I wanted to be a priest, so she ignored me the rest of the party. (None of us knew her very well, she was a daughter of one of my parent's bar-friends, who just happened to drop by.)

The boy next to me was my best friend Bob Cosamini... I say 'was' because we had a falling out about 10 years ago, right around Christmas. I had been helping him set up his business. One day I came into the shop and he told me his wife did not like a piece of art that I had hung. I walked out in a huff, and we have not spoken since. (Well, I wrote a letter. Never write letters when you are angry.)

I digress. Anyway, at parties such as these, Bob would use the bathroom and come back and tell us - in detail - all about it, what it looked like, the whole shebang. The girl at the back of our table next to Bob is Gloria Sword - she beat up Mary Kay Figaretto once - Mare is the dark-haired girl seated at the furthest table, across from Larry DeMarco. Larry has been in local theater for years now - and quite serious about it. Mary Kay is the one who introduced us all to Slo-Gin, with which we spiked our punch that Christmas. Most of us got sick and threw up. My parents thought it was my mom's cooking and refused to entertain ever again.

The End.

18 comments:

  1. queue soundtrack from "Wonder Years" ... fade to blake

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  2. Terry,

    Feigning happiness, or was that the Slo-Gin kicking in.. The innocence of youth...Priceless pic.

    Anna :)

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  3. Richie - Blake was on "Dynasty". LOL! Kidding!

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  4. Ah, so cute! And little Terry sure looks like the all grown-up version!

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  5. Looks like a picture is worth a thousand words, especially if you know everybody in it.

    Too bad about your (former) friend. Maybe there is still hope of reconciling.

    Tom

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  6. You sure hung around with a bunch of dagos.

    Are sure that's how Bob spelled his last name (Cosaminni)?? Wouldn't it be Cosimini?? Of course - he is, ooops, was your friend not mine. It's just that us paisan hate having our names misspelled 'cause it's usually the only thing we can spell correctly.

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  7. Will someone please tip the violinist?

    Oh, I think I have a tear in my eye.

    What a warm and cuddly story, Ter.

    You spoke to a relative today, didn't you?

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  8. Rienna - Yeah - that would be your nick name - the last names are made up so they cannot sue me. Elements in the story are made up as well... but not much. More like the photo and the idea my mother would have entertained my friends - oh, and I never would have had a party.

    But it's the holiday spirit that counts - right?

    Cath - you are close - but I didn't speak to family today... altho it is an anniversary of sorts. LOL!

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  9. Rienna - I corrected the spelling - thanks.

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  10. Terry - HI-FREAKIN-LARIOUS!!!!!


    My story was ever so much more squeaky clean. I was such a priss!

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  11. Brother William of Baskerville8:35 AM

    "You'll never be that young again."
    -- John Powers, in the novel THE LAST CATHOLIC IN AMERICA (1975)

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  12. I only had one birthday party, I think. Then nobody seemed to have them. Or at least I wasn't invited to any.

    Nobody had Christmas parties. That's for sure.

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  13. Ray - I only had 1 or 2 parties as a kid as well - but I never showed up.

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  14. Brother William of Baskerville12:23 PM

    re the photogram

    "... THERE IS A LONGING IN IT, A GENTLE ENVY, A TOUCH OF CONTEMPT, AND NO LITTLE INNOCENT BLISS"

    -- Thomas Mann, "Tonio Kruger"

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  15. Ter: Anniversary of your last day at the store?

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  16. No Cath - and I know you are being sincere - both my dad and my brother died this time of year. My brother died on the 10th and was buried on the 12th.

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  17. Aw, so sorry for your loss, Terry. No matter how many years go by, we still miss our departed loved ones. May the souls of your dear father and brother rest in peace, amen.

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