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The Hitchcock thread prompted me to tell you about an amusingly bizarre day I had recently.

Last week my wife and I took a few days off and went down to Lavalette on the Jersey Shore.  As you'd expect, the resort town was deserted especially when I was out walking the boardwalk at 7 AM in the rain.

I only encountered three other people, two of whom, an elderly couple, were carrying a dog wrapped in a blanket.  Noticing it was a Maltese, like we have, I said good morning and asked how the dog was doing.  "Not well", replied the woman.  "He's getting old but still jumps on and off of high objects.  He's hurt himself and we have to carry him".  Well our dog did exactly that and is on steroids and being carried around while he recovers.

OK, Curatolo, that's a simple coincidence.

The third person, I passed was a 50 something woman wearing a sweatshirt from my son's college.  She said hello and I asked who was at that school.  She replied that her son had graduated last year.  Mine is a freshman, I responded.  She noticed I had on a college football sweatshirt and she asked:

"Does you son play football?" "Yes", I said. "So did mine, offensive guard, number 64," she said.  "My kid is an offensive guard, number 64," I said showing her the number embroiled on my sleeve.

So, out of all the folks in the world I'm talking to the mother of the kid whose uniform my son has inherited!

My wife was puzzled, when I burst through the door saying;  "We're outta' here.  This place is freakin' bizarroworld!"

(Of course, she has long ago learned to ignore me and proceed to drag me out to aimlessly tour closed antique shops.)

 

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So Frank, I was thinkin'. Maybe I'll see if Erin wants to go to Gettysburg for college. She'll meet Frank Junior, fall in love, and we can be like In-Laws! Be like a Woodside reunion all over again! Neat eh?
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Terry,

Great idea!

...and, if we have a grandchild, we can name him Whitey after his godfather.

 

Here's a picture of ryan and his english teacher to support my claim that he actually graduated from high school.

 

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OK Frankie, I'll tell you about one of my coincidences.

 

I once ran into a dog I knew, in a city different from where I knew him!

 

When I was a shiftless, work-avoiding Master's student at SUNY in Binghamton, NY, there was a  large spotless dog (mixed Labrador) named Spot who used to hang around outside the dining hall.  On many evenings after dinner, I would play fetch-the-stick with Spot (No, Frankie, I threw and he fetched.)  This activity was great fun, and was consistent with the overlap in our IQs.

 

A few years later, I was reading the Sunday newspaper in Lars Anderson Park in Brookline, Mass, where I lived when I was a shiftless, work-avoiding Ph.D. student at Boston Univ Med School.  A dog came running by who seemed to be looking for a good time, so I picked up a stick and threw it.  He fetched and returned it.  We repeated the act, and then I realized that this dog looked familiar.  "Spot, is that you?", I asked incredulously.  He did not answer, but jumped around in a familiar way.  I found his owner, who told me that this was indeed Spot, and that Spot was formerly owned by a friend of his in Binghamton, NY.  So Spot and I talked about old times, and I threw some more and he fetched some more.

 

Wait, there is more to this story - a Woodside connection.  When I was living in Brookline, my old Woodside friend Bill Mackey (MC '67, and Manhattan College '71) came to visit for the weekend, and brought his girlfriend (now wife) with him.  She looked very familiar, and after we talked a while, we realized that we had lived in adjacent dormitories at SUNY, and ate in the same dining hall, but never met.  (Bill met Gill at the Social Security Administration office in Queens, where they both worked after college.)  I eventually got around to the Spot story, and it turned out that Spot was owned at SUNY by Gill's roomate, and Spot had lived in Gill's dorm room!

 

Go figure.

 

- Bill '66

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Billy,

That's some story!!

And yes i remember Mackey quite well.

 

The last time I saw Mackey, he had a worse black eye than even I ever had -- looked like Carmine Basilio!

 

But back to Spot.

I hate to tell you this but the only person who communicated that well with strange dogs was David Berkowitz.  Spot hasn't given you any commands in a deep devil voice, has he?

 

Be good,

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Frankie:

 

  Now that you mention it, Spot asked me to bury some bones in Lars Anderson Park, which I of course did after nightfall.  The bones were large, and did not look like anything I had eaten with my family or in a restaurant, but I must admit that when I think about them I still salivate.  Strangely enough, I recall Spot and I tearing some old dirty clothing from some of the bones with our teeth, but I must admit, this was so long ago that it has faded into my distant memory.

 

  Sometimes when I see Rev. Jimmy Swaggert on cable TV, he morphs into Spot, and I find myself days later laying by the side of the road, once in Tennessee and twice in Alabama.

 

  Life goes on.

 

- Bill

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I was working Bklyn Central Booking when the detectives brought David Berkowitz in. I was working the finger print station and was about to print him when some detective said he'll do it. I went for coffee.
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Terry,

Some of the eerie connections to Berkowitz:

When he got picked up, he supposedly said he was on his way to Wilson's Garage, a Hampton's hot spot, to machine gun the place.  Wilson's was owned by Richie Murphy and at the door would be Sunnyside's Michael Feeney and maybe Woodside's Brendan Neligan.

My brother in law's brother in law was a detective who helped crack the case.

Ditto, a Manhattan College classmate, that I was friendly with in Freshman year.  Then he dropped out to go "on the job" but first spent a few years bartending at his uncle's place, Dorian's Red Hand of Robert Chambers' fame.  Of course the Dorian's also owned that other joint where the bouncer killed that poor young Immette.  my friend is now the crime expert on a local news show.

A lawyer friend and neighbor was a prosecutor in the Berkowitz case.

It goes on and on.

One of the first books I read about Son of Sam was Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry(?).  It was truly disturbing.

 

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El Santo

 

PS Billy, you're still the best!

 

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Wilson's was a great place. I often got placed on a Skip's scholarship for the evening.
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Yikes! Granny - give me a break. Halloween's over. Guess I'm getting sensitive to that type of news. Maybe I should go see, a recent product of Hollywood - "Saw III". Sure to be an Academy Award winner.
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Some of the eerie connections to Berkowitz:

 

My brother in law's brother in law was a detective who helped crack the case.

Ditto, a Manhattan College classmate, that I was friendly with in Freshman year.  Then he dropped out to go "on the job" but first spent a few years bartending at his uncle's place, Dorian's Red Hand of Robert Chambers' fame.  Of course the Dorian's also owned that other joint where the bouncer killed that poor young Immette.  my friend is now the crime expert on a local news show.

 

 

It get spookier!

 

I was working with Joe Dorian at Merrill Lynch when Davey boy was shooting up Brooklyn. (The bars 'The Red Hand' and 'The Salty Dog' were owned mainly by Joe's father,  'Salty Dog' Dorian but each of the brothers had a piece.)

 

Our boss at MERRILL was Nick Zigo, whose brother Eddie was the arresting officer in the Son of Sam case. He and his partner were the guys who grabbed Berkowitz at his car.

 

That was all long before  Robert Chambers' rough sex and Immette's murder, but what really ties it all together is Eddie brought the Bulldog .44 pistol in to our office. Believe it or not, it was passed around the trading room, albeit in a plastic evidence bag. But the guy who handed it to me was Joe Dorien.


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I just saw Skip and his wife Val this summer at the Boardy Barn for a benefit for Kevin O'Shea . I don't know exactly what Skip is doing but he looks great and lives in Florida and spends a few months in the summer in the Hampton's.

Frank - which kid is Ryan - His English teacher looks like a newbie.

Hey where u in Lavalette the same weekend I was in AC? It was raining then too.

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Pattee,

Ryan is the white.  Yes his teacher is very young but by far a big fav with the kids.

I was in Lavalette the previous week 10/15 -- 10/21.

Happy Birthday to John!!

 

El Santo

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