Mike, Sorry to have missed your call - but I had an errand to run, and while my hip was "quiet" - I wanted to get it done before it wakes up again. Seriously - this pain in my hip has been runnin' my life lately.
Mike, I had an uncle who lived across the street from Prospect Park in Brooklyn in a large apartment building, it had 2 elevators and I remember playing tag in them with my older brother. In 1947 we were visiting at Christmas time and dad had to work so he was coming over later on the train. There was a snow storm and they had cops posted at all the entrances to the park because there was so much snow ( 2 Ft. ) they would not let any one in the park because they didn't want anyone falling in the lake so when my dad came over the next day or so he had to walk around the park to get to my uncles. my mom wraped newspaper around our shoes and legs cause we didn't have any boots but wanted to go play in the snow. I would have been 8 and my brother 10 yrs old>
Greetins Michael. Did not want to write anyting on Old Timers right now, might say a few things I shouldn't. I have the book on the way to you, hope you have some good reading on the bio's of some of our members, all entered underage in to the service. Michael, I think I mispelled Your last , i belive I left out the first o after the u. Not for sure, sorry. You and the family have a good holiday season.
Will do, Mike. I've been drinking a lot of beer since I got back, trying to get the taste of New York out of my mouth! For the short time I spent at JFK going both ways, things sure went wrong. Couldn't get out of there fast enough!!
Hello Michael, in my group of photos of law, In the photo of me with the buckets, that is all money we had collected at our different points in Fort Worth area for the Shriners Hospitals. I had just come in from a collection run. I am a shriner have been for 35 years. I was the photographer for over 25 year the finally made me Photographer Emiritus.
What you're saying is so true. I am not an officer but when ever I meet a police officer in any circumstance (and most circumstances are good), I always wish them well and tell him/her to take care of themselves.
My most favorite movie is "In the Heat of the Night". And, the quote that I will always remember is when Rod Stieger asks Portier what he does to earn does to make $164.98 a week. And Portier replies, "I'm a police officer!"
That stops Steiger right in his tracks and you can see he has to come to the realization that they are "brothers". He doesn't like it though. But at the end of the movie, Rod Steiger tells Portier, "You take care of yourself now, ya hear."
.Man this is a great story and unless one is stupid of blind, the story is not just about prejudice but teaches what it is like to be a police officer. Another thing in the movie is that neither of them was married. Like you say about your wife sticking with you - not an easy job on both ends.
I was i contacted by Don Zizic about two years ago just before Christmas. He was living in Hendersonville North Carolina. Coincidently my son in laws parents lived in Hendersonville and we were going to be there for Christmas. I called two days before we were going to leave for North Carolina and his wife told me he had passed away while diving in the Cayman Islands. I went by and met his wife and son. very sad. My e mail addres is firstname.lastname@example.org