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A few pictures from the wedding:
The Wedding Party
The Blushing Bride
Vinnie, Vito, Rocco, and Luigi Vercotti
The New, Improved Casiello Family
Gabe was confirmed this Pentecost, taking the name Joseph. Heather got a nice photo of Kelsie, Christina, and Gabe at church, and another of Gabe, Christina, and Kelsie at the party. Note who immediately climbs into slob clothes at the first opportunity.
Mary’s graduation ceremony Berklee May 13 2006
Where you at?
When you’re smilin’…
John Paul’s graduation, Northeastern, May 6, 2006.
Wave, so we can see you!
A little late, but better late than never…some of Ben’s Easter Egg creations this year.
My favorite: Stewie
…Get-Together And Talk About Everyone Who Didn’t Make It Party was great fun!
Attending were Jeff, Golnaz (who came up with the idea, and we are all much obliged!),
(click on the picture for the full-size version), Dave, Rich, , and Brian, Your Humble Blogger, who was not quite flexible enough to be both in front of and behind the camera at the same time. Maybe some of Golnaz’s pix will come out. (I apologize for the quality of the pictures, I’m a crappy photographer.)
Great time catching up with each other, and reminiscing about the Good Old Days. Rest assured, if you weren’t there, we did talk about you, so you’d just better make it to the next one!
Gerry Casiello (my uncle) spends his retirement helping small businesses get off the ground in Connecticut.
Woo-hoo! Go Sox!
I still can’t believe it. Man, 86 years. For some perspective, my grandfather (‘Poppy’ – not to be confused with ‘Papi’ – go Ortiz!) was 14 when the Sox last won the series, the age Gabe is now.
There was a big flu epidemic, and our troops were fighting overseas (then it was Europe in WWI), so some things stay the same.
There was no TV, but about 2/3 of the country had radios. No NFL, no NBA, (basketball was only 26 years old), movies were silent, Albert Einstein was 39, and Wyatt Earp was still alive. Women weren’t allowed to vote yet.
I remember cool summer nights in the late sixties and early seventies, when I would sleep out in a tent in the backyard, listening to the Red Sox on a transistor radio. Ned Martin would be calling the plays – the names I remembered – Yaz, Rico Petrocelli, Tony Conigliaro, Sparky Lyle. Now my kids will remember Johnny Damon, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez.
See you again in 2090!
Damon is 17 today, and you know what that means – R-rated movies. Ben got him The Matrix. We got him car keys. Not a car, just keys.
The Ayer Public Spirit wrote up an article on the Burncoat vs Groton Dunstable HS soccer game last week. Damon is described as ‘dangerous senior striker Damon Casiello’. Heh. Meesa tink he’ll be likin’ dat.
It’s John Paul‘s 21st Birthday today!
So, everybody buy him a beer!
Wait, what am I saying?!? No, *don’t* everybody buy him a beer!
Well, how about this? Everybody chip in and buy him *one* beer. There, that should do it. Oh, and a cake.
(Gaah! Now there’s going to be two of these on the same page!)
My brother Andy is one year older today.
Ben’s nineteen today!
Lucille Ball once said “Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”
Heh, well I married mine!
Happy 24th Sweetie!
Here’s my niece, Julianne Lauring, with a news report from the Democratic National Convention. (You’ll need Real Player if you don’t have it already.)
Back to you, Kent!