It’s crazy to think, next month marks the eleventh year Container Diaries has been around. I wanted to thank you for taking time and visiting.
Enjoy the day wherever you may be.
If you’re from the neighborhood, you probably have read “A Drinking Life” by Pete Hamill. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor, run out and pick it up, you’ll love it. And if you have read it before, dust it off and give it another shot.
Powerful story on page 97 about the rumble between the Tigers and South Brooklyn Boys in Prospect Park. Giacomo Fortunato was shot to death…
“GIACOMO’S DEAD, THEY KILLED GIACOMO.”
When I turned 18, I went to work on the iron.
Without a road map on my journey of life, my mother gave me an ultimatum; get a job or get out.
I went with the job.
Though my ironworking days didn’t last too long; 5, maybe 6 years, I met some wonderful men. Men who taught me valuable lessons which would help me later on in life.
This past week I received word that Irv Buitrago passed away. Irv was a Local 40 Ironworker and an outstanding guy. We worked a few jobs together.