IMO: Milton Keane

Milton F. Keane Arlington, Massachusetts February 9, 2015. Beloved husband of 65 years to Patricia A. (Ryder). Loving father of Ellen Keane and her husband Rick Cochran of Hull, Michael Keane and his companion Marilyn Felice of Arlington, Patricia Keane and her husband Donald Wagner, of NC, Susan Keane Borst, and her husband Brian of […]

Mom and Dad’s Wedding License Story

by Robert Morel Dad was stationed on the destroyer, USS Rooks (DD-804) from June 1951 to July 1953. He reported to her as a LTJG in June 1951 at San Diego, CA, they went via the Panama Canal to Newport, RI, where they operated up and down the East coast until April 1952, when they […]

The Carnage of War on a Paper Route

I never served in Vietnam, but I saw the carnage of that war firsthand on my paper route. It was not on the pages of the paper, where most of my generation saw it, but in the wards of the Yokosuka Naval Hospital in Yokosuka Japan where the Navy and Marine wounded from that war, […]

July 28, 2012

Our ‘Last Saturday in July Pool Party’ this year is Saturday, July 28, 2012, starting at 1 PM.

The AMAZING Story of the Making of Rocky

Perhaps you’ve head some of the backstory of the making of the motion picture Rocky, written and starring Sylvester Stallone. I had heard whiffs of this but I stumbled on a series of videos that interviewed Stallone and when I dug down a little more, found an incredible story of perseverance and determination. The videos […]

30+ Years of Volleyball: Time to do other things

It has been nearly 30 consecutive years, on this weekend that I have played, coached and organized volleyball at the Bay State Games (Massachusetts State Olympics). This is the first year in its history that I have not participated and I do miss seeing some of the friends that I’ve made over the years, but […]

A Trip to Mount Holyoke with Charlie Whitcomb

Yesterday, I took a trip out to Mount Holyoke with college friend, Charlie Whitcomb.  No, not the college, but the nearly 1000 foot hillside that the college is named after! Mount Holyoke is the western-most peak of the Mount Holyoke Range located in the Connecticut River Valley out in western Massachusetts.  At the top are […]

Still, THE Most Incredible July 4 Story…EVAH

Perhaps you’ve heard the tale: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day,  July 4th. It was also on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1826.  But did you know that James Monroe also died on July 4th and Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4th? The […]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: 25 Years Later

It’s possible that you have only bits and pieces of the theme song from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This song was also use on Michael J. Fox’s movie: The Secret of My Success.  Here’s the entire song: Oh Yeah! This month, 25 years ago, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released.  There was some wonderful and […]