THURSDAY NIGHT – MAY 14

Hooked up with my friend Carl from Sport Prospect for dinner.

We went to a great spot on seventh avenue called, Burger Village. I highly recommend it.

The french fries were awesome.

Seventh avenue is a great place to walk, take in the sights and of course there are many great restaurants.

How can you not like it? There’s a Starbucks down there too.

Later on that night I walked up to the monument on the circle (Back in the day they called it the “Totem Poles.”)

While sitting there checking everything out four teens walked past me, one was dribbling a basketball.

“You play on a team?” I asked her.

“No,” she answered.

They were from the neighborhood and attended Poly Prep high school.

“What are you doing out so late?” I asked them.  Keep in mind it was now midnight.

“My parents are having a party,” one girl said.

Also keep in mind these kids were 13 and 14 years old.

Nothing changes. Kids hang out with their friends at night. We did it.

The four high schoolers were cool.

No problem at all…

Later on while I was walking up to the avenue I bumped into my old friend Edmund Gallahue and his wife Laura.

Ed and I were classmates at Holy Name. Felt bad for him when he told me he lost his cell phone earlier that night. Hope he found it.  Not sure what I would do if I lost mine. (Knock on wood)

When we were students at Holy Name we ran Cross-Country together. One particular race in Prospect Park  Mickey Reilly finished first, Ed second and I came in third. Unreal! I will never forget that day.

Later on in the Spring we ran track together.  Our relay team was amazing. Mickey, me, Ed and the late Jimmy Rail.

We cleaned up with the medals. Wish I had still had some of those medals. Wish I had all my baseball cards too. Wish I had a lot of things to tell you the truth.

The night was topped off with a trip to Farrell’s to see my buddy John Powers. “Duffer” was working the stick and is one of the good guys. The crowd was alive. It’s too bad I didn’t recognize anyone.

But it was all good.

I got back home a little after one.

Time for some sleep, I have to get up early the next morning.

-Red

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