Saturday, July 18, 2009


Thursday afternoon I took my car over to AA in Exeter to get its air conditioner fixed. I left it overnight for yesterday. Uncle Frankie drove me to the place & my father drove me home. It was only a minor problem, a small leak. It was very inexpensive. So far it's been working out quite well. Lately I've been regularly practicing the Beatles' "Do You Want to Know A Secret?" on the guitar. It's fairly easy to play & it's always been quite a favorite of mine. I recently started re_reading Dostoevsky's "The Possessed". It's very hard to handle so I have to pay close attention to it. This morning I went to the Carmelite meeting in Wilkes_Barre. Rosemarie Lancellotti & Fr. Garth showed up. We have to make a lot of changes from now on. Yesterday I saw Kenneth Branagh's "Othello" with Laurence Fishburne & Irene Jacob on a video tape. This weekend is the feast at St. Anthony of Padua in Exeter. It started last night but there was a violent rainstorm so I didn't go. Walter Cronkite died last night. He's the latest in a long line of recent famous deaths.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I'm now in the West Pittston Library on Exeter Avenue. I got kicked out of Wyoming's library because of the crowd. Our new pastor, Fr. Michael Marchetti, showed up this morning for 9:00 Mass at St. Joseph. He seems pretty good so far. Last night I went over to the Victory Pig on Wyoming to meet those people from that group I'm in. Ada & Lynn Marie showed up but Jonathan & Neil never got there. We ate pizza & played miniature golf. The parking lot was absolutely packed because every Wednesday night they have some kind of a car show over there. All worked out really well except for the frustration because of traffic congestion. It was an especially nice change of pace for me. I can't even remember the last time I ever played miniature golf. As far as I know that was also my very first time at the Victory Pig. Mary Anne called very early this afternoon. There doesn't seem to be anything new going on over in New York.


today is the Feast of Our Lady of MT. CARMEL. ave regina decor carmeli

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


There's been nothing going on so far. My car's air conditioning, although I took it to AA recently to get it fixed, still doesn't seem to be working. I shall have to take it back this week. Fran called my mother yesterday. Uncle Frankie showed up too. My mother decided she couldn't handle the big sandwich my father got her at O.L. Mt. Carmel so I ended up having to eat most of it. That's a habit I must most certainly not even so much as think of getting into. Last night I saw the movie "A Man For All Seasons" again. It's always been quite a favorite of mine about the life & times of St. Thomas More". Unfortunately it's two hours long but I handled it quite well. Lately I've been going home a different way from St. John's in Pittston each morning. It's a nice change of pace. I go home by way of Main St. instead of Wyoming Avenue. Today we wish a very happy birthday to my (I should assume)cousin Davide. He's in Italy. That's the right spelling of his name. All I know is that his last name is the same as mine.

Monday, July 13, 2009


The weekend was nice. It was pouring out all night Saturday. Uncle Frankie came over for a little while each day. On Saturday night I watched "The Maltese Falcon" & "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" again. I stayed up entirely too late that night, until past midnight. I couldn't go to the O.L. Mt. Carmel feast because of the miserable weather. My father, Uncle Frankie & I made sure we spent a few hours over there last night though. Even the parking wasn't so bad. I ended up pigging out on the usual soda & beer. The beer was inexpensive so I got two cups. I was afraid to get any more because too much beer makes me sick. I made sure I got a caramel ice cream cone. I also made sure I got my usual share of contest tickets. Of all the people at the feast there were only four, out of everyone I saw, whom I've ever met before. Two were the priests.